.....Nonetheless, representatives of organized labor and the Port of Los Angeles appealed to the subcommittee to change federal law to allow seaports to re-regulate the harbor trucking industry. In order to preserve the environmental gains made through the clean truck programs, they claimed, ports must have vast authority to impose new regulations on port users, particularly motor carriers. The prize for Los Angeles is new power to ban independent truckers from the port and force them to become employees of a few large trucking companies, a gift to the Teamsters union, which is desperate to add port truckers to its shrinking private sector membership.
Harbor truckers deserve middle-class incomes. They operate equipment that costs at least $100,000 and as much as $160,000, and they should have business opportunities that enable them to cover their operating expenses. Regrettably, marine terminal operators who control access to container shipments have turned a deaf ear to the needs of drivers. Truckers are routinely made to wait three to four hours in mile-long lines to pick up a single cargo container, making it virtually impossible to deliver more than two containers during a shift. More.......
And if they get all the freight,how much are they gonna pay any drivers? And who's gonna pay their medical bills? We are gonna pay their bills which is why we needed national healthcare...for them guys to own their own stupid trucks...and pay nobody nothing......How about the cost of our companies trucks? Don't our companies drivers deserve middle class incomes......and who is keeping the mexicans out who will surely drive them out of business?
More apreciation from the guys we keep working.
To us who keep them working and pay their employees hospital bills with our taxes:
From the independents..
Last edited by slavenomore; 07-09-2010 at 07:04 PM.
Looks like we got one group and their money protecting America's Borders.
It ain't the corporations,bankers or investors, and it ain't the border patrol and it ain't the troops.
It's that damned socialist Teamster president and all them union dues from the dues paying members....The Teamsters...our nations only defense.
Last edited by slavenomore; 07-09-2010 at 07:20 PM.