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Independent Truckers Strike! Part 4
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com)
Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
Strike continues despite media reports that state otherwise.
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This is just a quick midday report.

The truckers continue with their strike and their enthusiasm is still strong. Todays it seems however that there are more trucks operating in the area than there were yesterday. The Oakland Tribune falsely reported an end to the strike fooling many warehouse owners and shipping lines to believe work would be back to normal today.

Here's the link to that story: http://oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82%257E1726%257E2128582,00.html?search=filter

There was a strong holdout at the APL Terminal today. A spontaneous march filtered more protesters down the road to two more terminal locations. Trucks crossing lines continue to be heckled. One warehouse operator reports that at least two of his trucks have had their hoses cut.

Police presence has increased since yesterday.

Calls to the Port areas of L.A./Long Beach, and Portland confirm that trucks are still running in those places, and that most have no idea of the strike occurring in Oakland, the nation's fourth largest port.

Some local brokers and warehousing operators are willing to give in to some of the truckers' demands. Others are not willing to negotiate.

NOTE - This may be my last article on this topic. As the "author" name states, I am an Insider in this business. My company has deadlines for shipping to meet, just like other businesses, but I side with the truckers. I have not forgotten where I come from and where I stand. Best of luck to those truckers still holding out. Friday I leave for home and next week I will be in the Pacific Northwest. I tip my hat to Upton Sinclair for his good coverage of this strike. I believe that I was the first to report on the situation on Indymedia, and the response has been superb. Thank you all.

In solidarity,
Insider


The following is a list of articles published by area newspapers:

Oakland Tribune - http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~2131188,00.html


San Francisco Chronicle - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/06/BUGNO6G6VM1.DTL&type=business


Sacramento Bee - http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/9195269p-10120596c.html

Marin Independent Journal - http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~26641~2131132,00.html

Alameda Times-Star - http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~2125882,00.html

Contra Costa Times - http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/business/8593056.htm

Tri-Valley Herald - http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2130890,00.html
§Schneider scabs
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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Schneider sent a small army of trucks through this morning. The company is based in Green Bay, WI. http://www.schneider.com//index.html
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§Police maintain a presence.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Debating the issues.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§United we stand!
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Solidarity!
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Posing on the way to another terminal.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Staying strong.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Heading to the Maersk-Sealand terminal.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Getting information straight.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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Leaders filter information to truckers as to which companies are cooperating, and which companies aren't.
§Truckers debate.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Waiting it out.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Truckers keep on marching.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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§Don't scab.
by Insider (off_2_dc [at] yahoo.com) Thursday May 6th, 2004 1:14 PM
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