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Old 02-24-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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A $410 billion spending bill House Democrats presented on Monday includes language that would prevent Mexican-licensed trucks from traveling beyond commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wording is aimed at ending a pilot program backed by the George W. Bush administration that permitted up to 500 U.S.-certified trucks access deep into the U.S.

“This is a really big win for us,” said Leslie Miller, an International Brotherhood of Teamsters spokeswoman. “Historically, there has been very, very strong support” for ending the Mexican truck program.

The legislation was expected to clear the House this week, and the Senate could take it up next week.

Unions back bill trying to stop Mexican trucks in U.S. | National | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6279156.html - broken link)

Finally, common sense is making a comeback in this country
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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A $410 billion spending bill House Democrats presented on Monday includes language that would prevent Mexican-licensed trucks from traveling beyond commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wording is aimed at ending a pilot program backed by the George W. Bush administration that permitted up to 500 U.S.-certified trucks access deep into the U.S.

“This is a really big win for us,” said Leslie Miller, an International Brotherhood of Teamsters spokeswoman. “Historically, there has been very, very strong support” for ending the Mexican truck program.

The legislation was expected to clear the House this week, and the Senate could take it up next week.

Unions back bill trying to stop Mexican trucks in U.S. | National | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6279156.html - broken link)

Finally, common sense is making a comeback in this country
Jorge's failed attempt to "break" the trucker's union with Mexican scab labor.
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