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Sep 09, 2011, 05:28 ET Truck Drivers at America's Largest Ports Expose Third-World Working Conditions; Australian Employer Toll Group Subjects Workers to Separate, Unequal Outhouses

U.S. workers responsible for safely hauling 80,000 lb. container rigs full of retail lines bearing the names Guess? and Under Armour out of the...


Feb 09, 2011, 04:20 ET Rare Coalition of Labor, Environmental and Business Groups Backs Green Jobs Bill to Spur Economic Development, Safeguard Fleet Replacement Plans at U.S. Ports

A nationwide coalition of over 150 environmental, labor, business, consumer advocacy, public health, faith, and community organizations today...


Aug 27, 2010, 02:39 ET Environmentalists, Port Workers, Residents Celebrate Court Ruling Upholding LA Clean Truck Program; Urge Congress to Pass Clean Ports Act to Protect EPA Award-Winning Model From Future Legal Challenges

An unprecedented alliance of U.S. truck drivers and environmental, labor, community, faith, civil rights and public health groups jubilantly cheered...


Jul 29, 2010, 01:21 ET Broad Coalition Backs New House Green Jobs Bill to Empower America's Ports to Spur Economic Development, Enact and Safeguard Environmental Programs

A nationwide coalition of 120 environmental, public health, labor, business, consumer advocacy, faith and community organizations today applauded Rep....


May 05, 2010, 12:00 ET Advocates for Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Tout Success at Congressional Highways & Transit Hearing

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) conducted a hearing today focused on the EPA award-winning Los Angeles Clean...


May 04, 2010, 11:06 ET UPDATE: Unique Environmental-Labor Coalition to Participate In Congressional Hearing on Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program; Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Key Witnesses Available for Q & A before Testimony

Representatives of an unlikely alliance will testify Wednesday morning on the unprecedented success of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Clean ...


May 03, 2010, 09:48 ET Unique Environmental-Labor Coalition to Participate in Congressional Hearing on Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program; Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Key Witnesses Available for Q & A Before Testimony

Representatives of an unlikely alliance will testify Wednesday morning on the unprecedented success of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Clean ...


Apr 28, 2010, 11:00 ET Clean Air, Workers' Rights Advocates Praise Rep. Jerrold Nadler for Leading Effort to Modernize U.S. Port Trucking System

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today earned immediate praise from an unprecedented national coalition of more than 100 environmental, public...


Apr 22, 2010, 05:29 ET Nearly 115 Environmental, Business, Labor, Consumer, Community Advocates Send Letters to Key Transportation Leaders in Congress to Call for Amendment to Modernize Trucking Law

In letters sent today to Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), Rep. John Mica (R-FL), and other transportation and ranking Members of Congress, 113 organizations ...


Apr 21, 2010, 04:56 ET National 'Blue-Green' Coalition Applauds Key Obama Appointee's Inaugural Earth Day Award To LA Clean Truck Program

A coalition of more than 100 environmental, public health, labor and community groups nationwide is applauding the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)...


Mar 15, 2010, 06:00 ET Top American Port Official Presses Washington to Amend Outdated Law; Congressional Action Would Help Protect Comprehensive Local Initiatives that Improve Air Quality and Spur Green Job Growth

A broad environmental-labor coalition fighting to protect the nation's most successful diesel truck emissions-reduction model – the LA Clean Truck...


Feb 26, 2010, 04:59 ET Environmental-Labor Alliance to Fight Poverty, Pollution at American Ports Gets National Attention With New York Times Story

A New York Times story today highlighted the unprecedented blue-green alliance of labor, port drivers and environmentalists that's appealing to...


Feb 11, 2010, 04:16 ET Obama Spotlight on Worker Misclassification, CA Judgment Against Trucking Cos. Reinforce Need for Fundamental Reform of Transportation Law to Protect Workers, Environment, & Economy

Labor and environmental organizations say that President Obama's intention to step up enforcement against worker misclassification in the 2011...