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Senators demand retailers crack down on port trucking operations

Excerpts from Freight Waves:

The USA Today investigation into port trucking operations in California set off a firestorm of controversy – ranging from how dare trucking companies take advantage of hard-working drivers to views that the article misrepresented not only port truckers, but trucking companies in general.

Just when it seemed the controversy had subsided, […]

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Obama and Trade: Recipe for Ripoffs

”Why is WikiLeaks rooting around for these documents and releasing them to the public? The pacts will require Senate approval, yet lawmakers have had to beg for any details about them. Based on leaks, other big concerns center around health issues. For example, some provisions would block government policies that discourage smoking. There are […]

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Charleston Longshoremen Join Walmart Protest

Work halted briefly this morning at Charleston’s Wando Welch Shipping Terminal as a group of protesters attempted to call attention to plight of international factory workers.

Roughly 50 protesters demonstrated on Long Point Road outside the terminal as the Maersk Carolina docked at the port. The ship reportedly contains clothing items sewn at a Bangladeshi […]

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