Obama pushes truckers into Teamsters Union via ‘green emissions requirements’


Just think of the imagination that is required to achieve Obama’s agenda. Do they lay awake night dreaming up all of the various and sundry ways of filling up the union ranks? Hearing our liar in chief last night, and reading this today, causes one to wonder…. when will these stories become the focus of the Republicans? These are the stories that need to be told. Here tis:
….each of the major port authorities won’t let them in if they don’t fit the new environmental regulations, which would force many independent truckers out of business if they resist since many truckers depend on business from the ports to survive. President Barack Obama’s administration is using new “environmental standards” to force independent owner-operator truckers into becoming part of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that gave more than $2 million to Democrats in the last two election cycles.

By increasing the number of “green” requirements truckers have to comply with in order to get into some major United States ports — like Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are helping push previously independent truckers into companies, which then makes them vulnerable to unionization or, in many cases, forced to join a union. As these aren’t administrative laws from the EPA per se, trucks that don’t fit this new “green” standard, which is meeting at least 2007 EPA emissions levels, are still allowed to operate throughout the country. But each of the major port authorities won’t let them in if they don’t fit the new environmental regulations, which would force many independent truckers out of business if they resist since many truckers depend on business from the ports to survive.

Read more: More at the Daily Caller

5 Responses to “Obama pushes truckers into Teamsters Union via ‘green emissions requirements’”

  1. How Much Are Our Freedoms Worth? « Conservatives on Fire Says:

    […] how about this recent post at Bunkerville where we are told how the Obama administration is helping the Teamster’s Union to put and end […]

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  2. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Obama did learn his politics in Chicago , didn’t he? Why do we need a Department of Labor? Capitalism is bad unless practised by the State. Is that the message? I fear 2013 won’t get here soon enough.

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  3. Tony Fernandez Says:

    Unions love this, and the trucking businesses love this because it means that their competition decreases.

    This is why big business and unions love Obama. His proposals would grant them great privileges. Obama probably is not a Communist or a socialist or a Nazi. Far worse, he is a corporate drone, leading us further into the abyss that is state-capitalism.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      If this is your definition, then indeed.
      Within Marxist literature, state capitalism is usually defined in this sense: as a social system combining capitalism — the wage system of producing and appropriating surplus value in a commodity economy — with ownership or control by a state. By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single giant corporation.[2] Fredrick Engels, in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, states that the final stage of capitalism would consist of ownership over production and communication by the (bourgeoisie) state.[3]

      From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_capitalism

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