Saturday, May 14, 2011

Teamsters file more than 1K comments against Mexican trucks

Great job, everybody, on submitting those comments on Mexican trucks! Teamsters and our allies filed at least a thousand comments telling the Department of Transportation to keep the border closed to dangerous Mexican trucks.

The multinational corporations and the agribusinesses that want to open the border managed to get some comments posted. But by at least a 10-to-1 margin the public spoke out against the outrageous proposal.

You can read all the comments here.  Teamster President Hoffa filed a comment on behalf of the entire union on Friday, and he made a great point: The law requires Mexico to offer "comparable authority" for U.S. trucks to operate there. But Hoffa points out that Mexico is so dangerous the government isn't capable of offering comparable authority. Therefore, the proposed program is illegal.

Let's hope DOT Secretary Ray LaHood listens to his conscience and to the people of America and pulls the plug on his plan to open the border.

Stay tuned. More to come.