Teamsters rally to block Mexican truckers

Union feels program will erode safety
SAN FRANCISCO Congress passed a law last year aimed at blocking the pilot program, but the administration is going ahead with it by taking advantage of a loophole in the new law.

Several tractor trailers are parked outside the courthouse and union members and their supporters are carrying signs.

The proposal is part of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. It gives up to 500 trucks from 100 Mexican companies full access to U.S. roads.

The Teamsters and others say the pilot program will erode highway safety and eliminate U.S. jobs.


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