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October 24th, 2011
01:30 PM ET

Hertz drivers fired for not clocking out during breaks – Local Teamsters rep explains

Hertz, the international car rental service, fired more than two dozen Muslim workers after they refused to clock out for daily breaks, during which they usually pray. Hertz says its a policy that promotes fairness. The Muslim drivers, however, claim that this policy violates their religious freedoms.

This morning on American Morning, Alina Cho talks with Tracey Thompson, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 117, to discuss the workers' complaints with Hertz – and the next steps they plan to take against the car rental company.

Filed under: Auto makers • Religion
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