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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:09 PM
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Teamsters Expand Lawsuit Against Mexican Trucks To Add Environmental Claims
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Wednesday expanded its lawsuit against the government in a long-running battle that has stopped Mexican trucks from coming deep into the United States.

In papers filed in federal appeals court in Washington, the union said the government must first assess the environmental impact of a pilot project before letting it continue. The first Mexican truck in the pilot program crossed the border last month.

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said opening the border to the trucks is an attack on the environment, on highway safety and on American truckers and warehouse workers.

"It's outrageous enough that we've outsourced millions of jobs to foreign countries, but now we're bringing foreign workers here to take our jobs," Hoffa said in a statement. "This is another pressure the American middle-class doesn't need."

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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:51 PM
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1. Keep it up Teamsters!

K&R!

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:54 PM
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2. Good News for Push Back...I was afraid they would cave on this. Thanks! n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:50 PM
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3. try suing a mexican truck company if one is involved in an accident
i`m sure there`s going to be trouble at the truck stops
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:38 PM
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4. keep this kicked
Go, teamsters!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:01 PM
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5. K & R
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 11:02 PM by No Elephants
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:03 AM
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6. Thank you, Teamsters.
We might as well just forget our Constitution and the idea of being a nation if we are going to continue to relinquish our sovereignty and our ability to control our own environment, working conditions, roads, etc.

Why pretend to be a nation if you are going to give up local rule of law through overly broad trade agreements.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:20 PM
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7.  K&R!
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:26 PM
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8. Kick and Rec
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