Mex truckers stopped by James P. Hoffa, Teamster Pres.

Discussion in 'Immigration/Illegal Immigration' started by Wolfmoon, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Wolfmoon
    Offline

    Wolfmoon U B U & I'll B Me 4 USA!

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,520
    Thanks Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    PROUD, USA
    Ratings:
    +146
    Teamsters expand lawsuit against Mexican trucks

    http://www.ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=1472929&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    WASHINGTON - 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.''

    :clap2:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    Are the trucks from Mexico held to the same registration and vehicle inspection standards that we have here in the U.S.?
     
  3. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,936
    Thanks Received:
    5,211
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,676
    Union types are starting to wake up! But this isn't just starting now, it's been happening for at least 30 years.
     
  4. Wolfmoon
    Offline

    Wolfmoon U B U & I'll B Me 4 USA!

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,520
    Thanks Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    PROUD, USA
    Ratings:
    +146
    1 Mil Safety Violations Won’t Keep Mexican Trucks Out Of U.S.
    1 Mil Safety Violations Won

    In Texas alone, 1.2 million Mexican trucks had safety violations between 2007 and 2011, according to an El Paso newspaper report that quotes official statistics from state public safety officials. Among the safety violations in trucks coming from Mexico were bad brakes, flat tires, axle problems and defective lights. During that period inspectors placed more than 30,000 trucks and 625 drivers out of service.

    Federal transportation officials claim that, under the new cross-border trucking program, all Mexican vehicles will be thoroughly inspected and all must comply with rigid U.S. safety standards. The Mexican trucks, notorious for their dismal, third-world country safety standards, must also be equipped with electronic monitoring systems to keep track of drivers’ service hours.

    Don’t be surprised if U.S. taxpayers get stuck with the tab.

    ----

    Mexican trucks to haul freight on U.S. roads - USATODAY.com

    "We think it's unsafe, unfair and wrong for America," says Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "It's a danger to highway safety. … It will cost thousands of trucking and warehouse jobs."

    ----

    PR-USA.net - Deluge of Safety Deficiencies Plague Trucks Entering U.S. From Mexico

    El Paso is currently the only Texas city with permanent border inspection stations dedicated to detecting safety problems on inbound trucks. Between September of 2007 and July of 2011, 1.2 million truck inspections were conducted at two state facilities in El Paso.

    These inspections revealed a total of 1,004,213 violations. Citations were issued for a wide array of safety issues, including brake problems, flat tires and lights that were not functioning properly. While a warning or a ticket sufficed for minor violations, 31,519 trucks were deemed unfit to enter the United States and were placed out of service completely.

    Even when the trucks themselves measured up, drivers sometimes fell short.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  5. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,776
    Thanks Received:
    1,788
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,858
    Police dig under Michigan driveway in search for labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa...
    :eusa_eh:
    Police to search Michigan driveway for labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa
    September 27, 2012 – A tip from a dying man could finally be the missing clue in the mystery of what happened to Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished 37 years ago.

     
  6. Cowman
    Offline

    Cowman Cows Have Liberal Minds

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,697
    Thanks Received:
    552
    Trophy Points:
    155
    Ratings:
    +708
    Jimmy Hoffa was dissolved in a vat of acid, not buried.
     
  7. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    20,776
    Thanks Received:
    1,788
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +3,858
    Granny thinks he's baskin' onna beach in Brazil...
    :eusa_shifty:
    Hoffa hunt awaits forensic results
    Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Roseville, Mich., say they are awaiting forensic results to learn if a body, perhaps that of ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, is under a local driveway.
     
  8. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    Get 'em the fuck off the US roads.

    The only people in the USA who ought to be professional truck drivers on US roads are US citizens.
     
  9. Kiki Cannoli
    Offline

    Kiki Cannoli Have you met my shadow?

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3,047
    Thanks Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Really south of the border
    Ratings:
    +839
    I was under the impression that allowing these trucks was an Usa obligation under nafta. One which we have failed to honor until now.
     

Share This Page