Thursday, September 6, 2007

Patrick Kelly On Border Crossing Today, 9-6-07

Secretary Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly

September 2007 Report

Stop Cross Border Trucking! Call or e-mail your U.S. Senators and other Representatives and urge them to defeat this travesty (Senator Barbara Boxer 213-894-5000 and Senator Diane Feinstein 310-914-7300 If you live in Nevada contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at 702-388-5020. Be sure to register to vote and sign-up for DRIVE. This is nothing more than union busting directed at the Teamsters Union, ILWU and ILA. Thank you for your support of our Executive Board and our Local Union.


irudedog said...

Unsafe Mexican Trucks Could Cross U.S. Border Soon

Leslie Miller
(202) 624-6911

August 30, 2007

(Washington, D.C.) — Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa released the following statement today in response to the Bush administration's opposition to the Teamsters filing a request for a court injunction in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The Teamsters sought to block the Department of Transportation's reckless plan to open the U.S. border to unsafe Mexican trucks:

"This is just more deceit from the Bush administration," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "They've been trying to sneak this program into existence for years and we can't even force them to tell the truth by going to court."

"Their court filing says the truck safety agency will satisfy all the safety requirements that Congress ordered, and we know that would be impossible," Hoffa said. "For example, they claim that all Mexican motor carriers can comply with drug and alcohol testing requirements. How can that be when there are no drug testing labs in Mexico?"

"We are confident the court will side with the American traveling public."

In its court filing, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) relinquished is original start date of Saturday, September 1 to open the border to unsafe trucks. The DOT has announced that it will start the pilot program no earlier than Thursday, September 6, 2007.

Anonymous said...

Talk about misclassification, and rules and regulation of employments rights on handbook; I am going to pursued case to NLRB.

Anonymous said...

Teamsters and FEDXMX Organizing Committee Announce Indy Meeting
We, as FedEx Express employees, have lived and enjoyed working for a company that has historically utilized a PSP philosophy. Take care of your people and your people will take care of you. This worked well for FedEx as the company established itself and developed a new industry. Today, we live and work in an environment that dictates that the company no longer wished to do business as a company and must evolve into a corporation. This transition signaled an end to the PSP philosophy for us. We are inviting all FedEx Express maintenance job familes to this open meeting with the Teamsters in Indianapolis. The Teamsters have proven that they can solidify a contract that is both favorable and fair to all employees they represent.

Anonymous said...

when is the union coming to whittier???

irudedog said...

The union is already at Whittier. Look at that person who is working beside you, having a cup of coffee with you. Eating the same BBQ as you. We are the Union! Stand Up And Be Counted!


irudedog said...

PRNewswire- 9/7/2007 6:04:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters' challenge to the legality of the Bush administration's pilot program to allow Mexican trucks throughout the U.S. was strengthened by the inspector general's report issued Friday.
Under the law, the Department of Transportation's office of inspector general had to report that specific safety standards are met before the program can begin. The report clearly establishes that those standards have not been met. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ignored the law and on Thursday granted permission for trucks operated by Transportes Olympic of Apodaca, Mexico, to operate throughout the United States.
"We know we've won this case in the court of public opinion, and we expect to win it in the court of law," said Teamster President Jim Hoffa. "No one wants to share the highway with trucks from Mexico that aren't close to meeting our safety or environmental standards."
The inspector general's report notes the following legal violations:

1. FMCSA has not developed plans for checking trucks and drivers at each
of the 25 border crossings.

2. State and local officials are not able to enforce safety regulations
for Mexican trucks that travel beyond the safety zone.

3. FMCSA doesn't meet three of 34 requirements before allowing Mexican
trucks into the country, including failing to inspect vehicles before
permission is granted; checks of drivers who are neither Mexican nor
U.S. citizens are not required; and FMCSA has no rules on minimum
requirements for longer-combination vehicles.
Teamster legal briefs are due in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Nov. 19. The Bush administration's briefs are due December 17.
Note: Legal documents filed in the case and other documents related to this
issue can be found at

Anonymous said...

To reginal managers and whittier managers: theres's something you should about one's of supervisor cesar cuevas, he called a meeting on monday 9/17/2007 before am shift start, that breakball needed extra help and no one raises their hand to work, but on that same day 5 people went to help and end up getting more hours. Some gotten 11 hours and 9 hours. At the end of their shifts, cesar cuevas sign thier time card, but part times was allow to have 27 hours per week or 40 per weeks????. Cesar Cuevas chose to sign their time card and look the other way about ot hours.It that descrimination or favoritism??? i think it both. Also today on 9/20/07 around 12:AM TO 1:00 AM, there's were incident with one's employee, he punchure the trailer door with forklift blade, it damage the freight, what is the disceplant this kind of behavior?? what's the action or the consequences?? 30 days suspension simply just not enough for damaging freight and equipment. Hope you this information useful regard this matter.