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    Default Re: House Dem's NAFTA redo would drop cross-border trucking provision

    Why not just be hones and say "we don't want their payrate here". ?
    Thoe foreign payrates has destroyed our peoples economies in favor of those seeking out cheap labor and low human standards. And as a nation we should choose economic policy which ensures quality for our majority...not policy which allows people to use our nation to use the world in immoral, un-American, unacceptable ways. Free trade is harming our national debt and quality of life more thn it's helping...The people should decide. Not the market.

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    Default Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labor, Trucking

    (OTTAWA) – The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of NAFTA renegotiations here on Wednesday.

    “Teamsters sent a strong and diverse coalition to Ottawa to advocate for workers during NAFTA talks.

    “Teamsters urged Canadian officials to work with the United States to fix the mistake of including long-haul trucking in the original NAFTA. U.S. and Canadian negotiators were briefed on suggested language that would provide a level-playing field, ensure a safe trucking fleet on highways and improve working conditions and wages for Mexican drivers.

    “Teamsters in the U.S. and Canada are united in demanding that the issue of Mexican trucking be addressed in these negotiations. Teamsters also remain steadfast in their defense of supply management in the dairy sector.

    “The first draft of the proposed U.S. labor chapter, which was tabled yesterday, is inadequate. The interests of working and middle class families are better served by the current Canadian proposal. Teamsters remain committed to supporting the proposed Canadian labor chapter, which will improve wages and working conditions in all three NAFTA countries and end right-to-work in the United States.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/09/te...labor-trucking

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    Default Re: Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labor, Trucking

    I know I said this stuff yesterday for the story which preceeded this one.......But demanding that Mexicans be paid, at the very minimum...our average minimum wage between us and Canada..in American dollars........would fix a whole lot of current political issues..
    Raising their wages to ours....would help empower their people....who need power and money to fight their druglord scumbags down their.
    It would probably attract a lot of our illegal aliens from Mexico back to their homes.........We'd save money on deportation....and we would not need to spend stupid money on a wall....and it would show that America does not hate Mexicans but would like to see them have better...not hide illegally.

    Nothing but good would come of negotiating our minimum wages into Mexico thru NAFTA....I suppose that it would be necessary to somehow put union rights into it also...so they have a way to defend themselves..

    Yes...most probably the corporate world would move some business to another area with less rules so they can abuse people elsewhere.....but our three nations can move forward fighting that stuff in the future if Mexicans are picked up....right now they are just millions of workers being used against anything good for workers...or working class voters.......Lots of savings in this idea imo.
    I'm glad Canada is pushing to rid us of RTW.....but we also need to help the weakest link...which is Mexico..They are being used.

    I don't know how land is bought and sold down there...but empowering Mexicans with our pay...would possibley empower them to buy up the land of their nation if they are legally allowed........I'm sure the corporate world is trying to buy up or control as much of it as they can...and it would be better for Mexicans to own and control it than corporations who are loyal to no nation.......Can the Mexicans buy their own land?
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    Default Hoffa: NAFTA Should Deal With Trucking, Labor

    As governments continue to grapple with much-needed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. and Canadian Teamsters have joined together to stand up for workers and push for policy changes that will improve their lives and livelihoods.

    While the third round of renegotiations of the trade pact ended last week, the status of many important issues remains in flux, including workers’ rights and cross-border trucking. The Teamsters have also joined civil society groups in calling for the elimination of a controversial dispute settlement mechanism in NAFTA’s investment chapter that allows corporations to sue governments.

    At the top of the agenda is fixing the mistake of including long-haul trucking in the original NAFTA. The Teamsters have briefed U.S. and Canadian officials on suggested language that would provide a level playing field, improve truck safety and boost working conditions and wages for Mexican drivers.

    This issue must be addressed in these negotiations. Not only do truckers stand to benefit, but American lives are at stake. Old and unsafe trucks put our highways at risk and pollute our air, putting the public’s health in jeopardy. That’s not a price people should pay for bad policy.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/10/ho...trucking-labor

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    Default Re: Hoffa: NAFTA Should Deal With Trucking, Labor

    OOIDA, Teamsters call for probe of Mexican trucking industry

    Mexico-based trucking companies taking jobs, profits from U.S. drivers, officials said


    Been a long time since we have heard anything on this topic!
    Groups representing owner-operator truck drivers and small carriers have urged the government to investigate whether Mexico-based carriers pose economic harm to the U.S. trucking industry.

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent a joint letter Tuesday asking the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to investigate if “the U.S. long-haul trucking industry is materially harmed by an increase in cross-border trucking services provided by Mexican suppliers.”

    “Because Mexico-based trucking companies and drivers are not held to the same, rigorous U.S. safety and security regulations, they are endangering the American public and taking away jobs and profits from American drivers and carriers,” said Todd Spencer, the president of OOIDA, in a release.

    OOIDA and Teamsters officials are concerned about violations of cabotage regulations that restrict Mexican trucking companies from making point-to-point deliveries within the United States.

    OOIDA and the Teamsters requested U.S. officials use provisions in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to investigate Mexican trucking companies and operators.
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/oo...cking-industry

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    Default Re: Hoffa: NAFTA Should Deal With Trucking, Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    OOIDA, Teamsters call for probe of Mexican trucking industry

    Mexico-based trucking companies taking jobs, profits from U.S. drivers, officials said


    Been a long time since we have heard anything on this topic!


    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/oo...cking-industry
    And Trump helped renegotiate what allows for this.
    Borders are good. Rules for immigration are good. Rules for trade are good. And consequences for breaking the rules are good.

 

 
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