As a member of Teamsters Local 25 in Boston I am not happy about this. The Union Official or Business Agent as we call them should be FIRED for handing out organizing literature to the Mexican Drivers.
The AFL-CIO which the Teamsters are no longer a part of(thankfully) should be shut down under Rico statues for aiding and abetting Illegal Aliens. I called them the other day about the court injunction filed on their behalf against DHS/SSA regarding the no match letters. After being transferred at least 3 times because they were scared to talk to me I finally got someone who would. I reminded them their job was to represent AMERICAN WORKERS NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS!
In defense of my Union, the Teamsters have blocked this before via political pressure and through the courts. In fact this part of NAFTA has been on hold for over 10 years thanks to the Teamsters and other organizations. I believe the Union is sincere in trying to stop this as they were at the forefront of trying to stop NAFTA and other trade agreements albeit mostly unsuccessful, the effort has been there.
http://www.teamsters.org - It’s all over the website and has been for quite some time.
Congressman Ted Poe of Texas has stated that the reason why this is being rammed down our throats is because of the “NAFTA Tribunal” made up of INTERNATIONAL JUDGES! The Government/Media has covered this up well. This is INSANE! I found this on the MCDC forum:
BECK: Tell me a little bit about the trucks. I`ve been on the radio show. I`ve been getting calls for weeks now about these trucks that are now able to cross the American border. And they`re Mexican trucks, and they can go as far as they want. It`s no longer the 20-mile limit.
When you look at these trucks, Bush didn`t want to do this. Clinton didn`t want to do this. He was forced to do this by a NAFTA tribunal. Am I wrong?
POE: That`s my understanding, as well. The House of Representatives has passed legislation, although it hasn`t gone to the Senate yet, to prohibit this from taking place.
In spite of that, the Transportation Department, our Transportation Department, is letting 100 Mexican trucking companies bring their cargos into the United States, no longer offload within 20 miles of the border but go anywhere they wish. And we`re talking about trucks that are overweight, bad maintenance, poor safety records and maybe drivers who can`t read a street sign.
BECK: I have to tell you this, Congressman. I have a researcher working on this right now for the radio show tomorrow, on who this tribunal is. Who is telling our president that we have to allow these trucks in? Who is it that said you have to do exactly what`s in NAFTA?
Clinton didn`t want to do it. Bush didn`t want to do it. And in 2001, he was instructed you had to. By whom?
POE: Well, my understanding, it`s a tribunal made up of judges from other parts of the world making this decision for the United States.
BECK: But isn`t that exactly what we`re talking about? I -- I`m called crazy every time I say we`re losing our sovereignty. Isn`t this exactly -- I mean, an example of our losing our sovereignty?
POE: No question about it. The United States should make decisions for the United States. We shouldn`t be looking to any other country to make decisions for us or to interpret our own treaties. And apparently, that`s what we`ve done.
I personally disagree, though, whether NAFTA says that or not. My interpretation we can prohibit those trucks...
BECK: Do whatever the hell we want.
POE: ... if we want to.