Teamsters sue to block Mexican trucks

Nov 29, 2011 | 04:35 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Teamsters, cross-border trucking, pilot program, Mexico, trucks

CHICAGO — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has filed an appeal to block a U.S. Department of Transportation pilot program that allows Mexican trucks to enter the United States.

"Opening the border to these dangerous, dirty trucks is an attack on highway safety, on American truckers and warehouse workers, on border security and on our environment," Teamsters president James Hoffa said in a statement. "It’s outrageous enough that we’ve outsourced millions of jobs to foreign countries, but now we’re bringing foreign workers across the border into the United States....

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