Teamsters Sue Over Mexican-Truck Plan
September 3, 2011
BY MELANIE TROTTMAN
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
WASHINGTON—The Teamsters union filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block the government’s plan to allow Mexican trucks back into the U.S., in a sign of the growing rift between unions and the administration over trade.
The suit challenges a deal the U.S. signed with Mexico in July to resolve a longstanding dispute over cross-border trucking. The agreement ended a two-decade-long ban on Mexican trucks entering the U.S.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, signed in 1994, called for allowing Mexican truckers into the U.S., but the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Democratic allies in Congress