Teamsters File Lawsuit to Block Mexico Truck Plan
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Teamsters Union is asking a federal appeals court in San Francisco to block the Bush administration's plan to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States. Federal officials say the lawsuit is without merit.
The Union's Leslie Miller says there are valid questions about the reliability of Mexican trucker's driving records.
Miller: Just because we have a free trade agreement doesn't mean people can come to out country and do business in a way that doesn't meet our standard.
The union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday. Teamsters are looking for an emergency injunction.
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