The Teamsters Union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday.
The union said Wednesday it would ask a federal appeals courts to block the Bush administration's plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.
Teamsters leaders said they planned to seek an emergency injunction Wednesday from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
"What a slap in the face to American workers, opening the highways to dangerous trucks on Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest driving weekends of the year," said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa. Joining the Teamsters in seeking the emergency stay were the Sierra Club and Public Citizen.
I'm happy to see the Sierra Club get some sanity, even this late in this process. Ralph Nader has always had a bit more sense on immigration than most of the Liberal Establishment—which isn't saying much.
Anyhow, when I see this, I wonder how much the Teamsters really got for their endorsements of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.