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Dr. Belzer has been a regular media source for over 30 years. His expert knowledge of trucking, unions, negotiating, and transportation has made him a trusted source for reporters at top news organizations around the world. 

2000s

In the 2000s, Dr. Belzer's book, Sweatshops on Wheels, was published in 2000 and the book was widely covered in the popular press. He was consulted for his expertise on international supply chain, Canadian/Michigan border crossing, truck driving working conditions, driver shortages, deregulation, unions, strikes and negotiations, and deregulation.

“New study suggests toll roads reduce highway safety.” Today’s Trucking, July 18, 2008. Read more

 

“Study: Gas-tax hike the way to go. Researchers say that adding or increasing highway tolls will hurt the economy.” Paul Nussbaum, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 2008.

“Background Checks for Seaport Workers Will Cost.” Angie C. Marek, USNEWS.com, January 8, 2007.

“Truckers' long hours, high stress take toll: Industry's pressures lead many drivers to an early grave while endangering others on the road.” Jennifer Lafleur, The Dallas Morning News, December 11, 2006.

"Bone-weary haulers raise risks on road: As truckers struggle to make ends meet, they push the limits of endurance and highway safety." Stephen Franklin and Darnell Little, Chicago Tribune, December 10, 2006.

"Foreign Ventures Come to Terms With China’s Labor Unions: Wal-Mart's acquiescence is groundbreaking, and means other companies will be forced to follow." Jeremy Kahn, World Trade Magazine, December 2006.

“Port security plan could slow deliveries, thin ranks of low-wage workers.” The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2006.

“The long distance trucking industry in New South Wales and the role of the state.” Suzanne Jamieson, Employment Relations Record, July 1, 2006.

“Drawing Battle Lines.” Bill Carey, Traffic World, June 12, 2006.

"GM on the Ropes - Part 2: Refocusing To Rev Up Sales." Diane Eastabrook., Nightly Business Report (PBS), July 8, 2005.

"Executives at GM, are continuing to talk with UAW on ways to cut healthcare costs." Diane Eastabrook, Nightly Business Report (PBS), July 7, 2005.

“General Motors retirees Larry Benjamin and Patricia Rogers are furious that GM might cut their healthcare benefits.” Paul Kangas, Susie Gharib, Diane Eastabrook, Jeff Yastine, Suzanne Pratt, Nightly Business Report (PBS), July 7, 2005.

“The next time you’re on the turnpike, think about how safe you feel, now that the truck next to you is going 10 miles faster than it did a year ago. A new report finds that accidents are up after the speed limit change - is this the cause of the increase in accidents or are there other factors, such as driver fatigue to blame? One hour call-in show, with David Bartosic of the Ohio Trucking Association.” Janet Babin, 90.3 at 9, WCPN Cleveland Public Radio (90.3), August 3, 2005.

"Service sector workers have been attempting to unionize in the past few years: discussion of pizza delivery drivers: interview."Charity Nebbe, Stateside, WUOM Radio, Ann Arbor, MI,  February 4, 2005. 

“Anti-congestion plan irks truckers.” Terrence Nguyen. Fleet Owner On-Line, July 21, 2005.

“Looking out for No. 1: Workers dodge truckers' waste.” Rick Romell, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 17, 2005.

 

"Union drive at Thomas Built Buses caught in court fight.” Heath E. Combs, High Point Enterprise, March 7, 2005.

 

“Match penalty; Labor experts look at where NHL talks went offsides.” Brent Snavely, Crain's Detroit Business, February 21, 2005.

“U.S. Expert Backs Dedicated Truck Route Proposal.” Ron Stang, Today’s Trucking, February 1, 2004. Read more

 

“Truckers gearing up for new federal safety rules that go into effect Sunday.” Bill Poorman; Anchor: Kai Ryssdal.   Marketplace Morning Report - Minnesota Public Radio, January 2, 2004.

“Help Wanted; Intermodal transportation providers are finding it difficult to attract and keep qualified workers." Bill Mongelluzzo. Journal of Commerce. November 15, 2004.

 

“Demand for truck drivers soars as economy improves; Companies lure workers with high wages, bonuses.” Karen Dybis, The Detroit News, July 30, 2004.

 

“Home Depot crew in Harper Woods, Mich., to vote on union.” Greta Guest, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2004

 

“USF Red Star closes down after union strike.”Kathleen Johnston Jarboe, The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD), July 16, 2004.

 

“Trucking takes a toll on drivers.” Douglas Brown, The Denver Post, July 11, 2004.

 

“Teamster Target; Fragmented, highly competitive drayage market complicates union plans to organize harbor truckers.” Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce, Inc.: Traffic World, March 15, 2004.

 

“Border plans get push.” Michael Strong, Crain's Detroit Business. Year in Review; Top stories, January 5, 2004.

 

“Opinion: $300M not nearly enough to unplug economic lifeline.” Paul Ausman, Windsor Star (Ontario). Talking Point A Chance To Have Your Say, January 8, 2004.

"New-crossing proponents produce disparate studies.”  Crain's Detroit Business. December 22, 2003.

 

“In Our Opinion: New border crossing needed.” Editor, The Macomb Daily (Macomb County, MI), November 14, 2003.

“New Detroit – Windsor connector proposed.” The Macomb Daily (Macomb County, MI), November 13, 2003.

“Experts study solution to costly border delays.” Detroit Auto Scene, November 10, 2003.

“Detroit, Windsor propose solutions to border dilemma.” Car County News, November 10, 2003.

“Hard to keep on trucking.” The Oakland Press (Oakland County, MI), November 9, 2003.

"Jobs Tunnel."  Associated Press, November 5, 2003.

“New Detroit – Windsor connector proposed.” The Monroe Evening News (Macomb, MI), November 5, 2003.

“Ambassador Bridge bottleneck worsens.” Detroit Free Press, November 5, 2003.

“New tunnel could save money, jobs; But Ambassador Bridge officials say third span must be built near downtown Detroit.” R.J. King, The Detroit News, November 5, 2003.

“Study blasts border backlog.” Dave Battagello, Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario), November 5, 2003.

“Border Study calls for new crossing: Tunnel would help Windsor bottleneck.” Greg Keenan, Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), November 5, 2003.

“Study backs tunnel to cut waits at bridge.” State Journal (Lansing, MI), November 5, 2003.

"Relieving the bottleneck.” City Patriot (Jackson, MS), November 5, 2003.

“Border plans get push.” Crain’s Detroit Business, November 5, 2003.

“Study: New crossing needed to save jobs.”  Oakland Press (Michigan), November 5, 2003.

“Tunnels touted as solution to Windsor border clog: Truckers now waiting an hour or more to cross Ambassador Bridge.” The Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario). November 5, 2003.

"Story on Jobs Tunnel." CJOB (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), November 5, 2003.

“Detroit-Windsor trade corridor clogged, study says.” Roma Luciw, Breaking News from globeandmail.com, November 4, 2003.

“Study touts plan to relieve Detroit-Windsor bottleneck.” Jim Irwin, Associated Press State & Local Wire, November 4, 2003.

“U.S./Canadian Border-Crossing Gridlock Poses Serious Risks for Great Lakes/Ontario Regions, Economists Say.” Canada NewsWire, November 4, 2003.

"Border Delays: New report says there needs to be more border crossings between Detroit and Windsor.” Fox 2 News at Noon: WJBK-TV, November 4, 2003.

"Border Traffic: Border traffic causing problems.” John Klekamp, Action News at 5: WXYZ-TV, November 4, 2003.

"Story on Jobs Tunnel." WDIV-TV, November 4, 2003.

“Border Delays.” WJBK-TV, November 4, 2003.

“Ambassador Bridge closer to maximum capacity, tighter than thought.” WWJ Newswatch: WWJ-AM, November 4, 2003.

“DRTP report shows that there is an infrastructure problem with the border crossing.” Canada Now (CBC), November 4, 2003.

“Ambassador Bridge.” WJR-AM, November 4, 2003.

“Detroit tunnel advocates say bridge shutdown would be costly.” Michael G. Malloy, Transport Topics, October 13, 2003.

“Garbage strikers smelling like rose; Weather, Cubs helped Teamsters.”  Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, October 12, 2003.

“Grading the negotiations: Union puts clout on line.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, September 19, 2003.

“UAW Wins Better Contracts, But for Fewer Workers with Planned Plant Closures.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, September 19, 2003.

"The cost of temporary closure of Ambassador Bridge." Today’s Trucking, September 15, 2003.

“The economic impact of closing the Ambassador Bridge to truck traffic for periods ranging from four hours to two weeks.“ Bill Poorman, WUOM  (Detroit), September 13, 2003.

“New Research Study Shows Two-Week Disruption of Ambassador Bridge Will Cost Michigan/Ontario Economies Over $US1.6Billion.” Canada Newswire, September 12, 2003.

“The economic impact of closing the Ambassador Bridge to truck traffic for periods ranging from four hours to two weeks.“ Jerome Vaughan, WDET (Detroit), September 11, 2003.

“The economic impact of closing the Ambassador Bridge to truck traffic for periods ranging from four hours to two weeks." WJR News Radio (Detroit), September 10-11, 2003.

“Economy vulnerable to bridge shutdown; U.S., Canada would lose $300M first week alone.” Chris Vander Doelen, Windsor Star (Ontario, Canada). September 10, 2003.

“Court compliance will delay Mexican trucks on U.S. roads.” David Greenberg, San Diego Business Journal, September 1, 2003.

 

“Court set to rule on NAFTA truck row; Up Front; new federal trucking regulators.” David Greenberg, Los Angeles Business Journal, August 25, 2003.

 

“The Morning After; Teamsters, shippers, analysts question long-term impact of Yellow-Roadway pact.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, July 21, 2003.

 

“Big 3, union begin talks today; Stakes are high for both sides amid the rise of foreign automakers.” Terry Box, The Dallas Morning News, July 14, 2003.

 

“Use of foreign-born workers called need by some, greed by others Midwest construction wages.” Steve Jordon, Omaha World Herald (Nebraska), May 4, 2003.

“Regulatory reform and labor outcomes in the U.S. electricity sector: although employment reductions have been associated with deregulation of the U.S. electricity sector, reductions in earnings have not; in fact, premium and real weekly earnings for electricity-sector employees have risen.” Niederjohn, M. Scott, Monthly Labor Review, May 1, 2003.

 

“Nurses' strike in north Michigan in sixth month.” Detroit News, April 23, 2003.

"Nurses’ strike at Northern Michigan Hospital." Record Eagle (Traverse City), April 20, 2003.

“Union Bid at High Point, N.C., Bus Plant Continues.” Paul B. Johnson, High Point Enterprise (North Carolina), April 8, 2003.

“Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.” Gerhard Bosch, British Journal of Industrial Relations (Vol 41, No. 1, pp. 148-150), 2003.

“Teamsters Reach Tentative Accord On Health-Care Benefits, Wages.”  Carlos Tejada and Daniel Machalaba, Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2003.

 

“Driver pay linked to safety.” Fred Nix, Today’s Trucking, December 1, 2002. Read more

 

“Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.” Kristen Monaco, Journal of Labor Research (Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 502-504), 2002.

“Michigan Jobless Rate Falls below U.S. Average.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, November 14, 2002.


“Working Time Is Focus For Union Demonstrations.” Labour Research. November 1, 2002

“Get Ready, Truckers; TSA ready to pounce on terrorist threats in ground, maritime transport after air effort.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, October 28, 2002.

 

“Wayne State University's Belzer Comments on West Coast Ports.” Rip Watson, Bloomberg News, October 9, 2002.

 

“Study sees link between driver pay and safety.” Logistics Management, October 1, 2002.

“Minnesota is hardest-working state.” Mike Meyers, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), September 29, 2002.

 

“Laid-Off Consolidated Freightways' Truckers Have Other Avenues.” Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), September 9, 2002.

“CF drivers have good shot at finding new jobs.” The Associated Press State & Local Wire. September 9, 2002

“Holiday harsh at trucking company: Consolidated Freightways Files for Bankruptcy, Cuts Workers.” Shia Kapos and Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune, September 3, 2002.

“Demise of Consolidated Freightways may be good news for other trucking companies.” Amy Scott, Marketplace - Minnesota Public Radio, September 3, 2002.

“Teamsters battle complex trucking company: Union claims company is violating its contracts.” Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 26, 2002.

“Teamsters and UPS: Another Strike Looming?” Pamela M. Prah, Kiplinger Business Forecasts, May 8, 2002.

“Post-Sept. 11 Economy Suggests Rocky Bargaining In Several Industries.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister and Michelle Amber, Bureau of National Affairs: Daily Labor Report. January 25, 2002.

“Truckers fail to reap what they help sow.” Judy L. Thomas, The Kansas City Star, December 19, 2001.

“Sweatshops on wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.” Richard Beilock, Journal of Economic Literature, December 2001.

“Teamsters target port drayage; Backed by ILWU and ILA, Teamsters will ask unionized trucking companies to enter the harbor-hauling business.” Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce - JoC Week, December 17, 2001.

“Transportation Bill Set to Clear As Bush Wins Key Provision Opening U.S. to Mexican Trucks.” James C. Benton, Congressional Quarterly, Dec. 1, 2001.

 

“Safety Puts U.S. Xpress Out In Front. Series: A Downhill Run.” Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, November 19, 2001.

“Rolling Sweatshops: Low pay, long hours and difficult conditions are driving big changes in the trucking industry. Series: A Downhill Run.” Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, November 18, 2001.

“Mexican Truckers Could Be Restricted Because of Sept. 11. Series: A Downhill Run.” Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, November 18, 2001.

“Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation: Interview.” Todd Mundt, The Todd Mundt Show, WUOM and syndicated on National Public Radio, October 3, 2001.

“Evidence Does Not Support Driver ‘Sweatshop’ Claims.” Thomas Hubbard, Transport Topics, October 22, 2001.

“Sweatshops on wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.” Harry M. Trebing, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 783-786, September 2001.

“Hoffa leads Teamsters' political resurgence; In Detroit and D.C., union is a force again.” Alec MacGillis, The Baltimore Sun, August 19, 2001.

“Teamster Blockade.” Davide Dukcevich, Forbes.com, August 9, 2001. Read more

“Teamsters unhappy with the Bush administration's plan to allow Mexican truck drivers to operate in the US.” Bill Poorman, Marketplace Morning Report - Minnesota Public Radio, July 16, 2001.

“Truck owner-operators find tough road ahead.” Brian Cookson, The Business Journal (Serving Metropolitan Kansas City). July 13, 2001.

“Use of Hours of service Study would be serious mistake.” Modern Bulk Transporter, July 2001.

“Economic and Social Security and Substandard Working Conditions; Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation; Review.” Paula B. Voos, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 891-893., July 2001.

“Odds-on Favorite; Hoffa eyes bigger targets than Leedham as Teamsters convention starts in Las Vegas.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, June 25, 2001.

“Difference of opinion.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, June 25, 2001.

“Ill-trained drivers pilot 'sweatshops on wheels': High turnover in a industry infamous for poor working conditions has spawned a new threat to safety: License mills churning out truckers who should not be on the road.” Gary Dimmock and Zev Singer, The Ottawa Citizen, June 22, 2001.

“Regulations just ‘Band-Aids on a festering sore:’ Author Michael Belzer, a leading critic of working conditions in North America's trucking industry, argues that tinkering with hours-of-service rules won't resolve 'a crisis.’” Series: The Truth About Cars & Trucks - Part Two: Asleep at the Wheel.” The Ottawa Citizen.  June 22, 2001.

"ATA Urges Crackdown On Speeders." Daniel L. Whitten, Transport Topics, April 8, 2001.

“Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation.” Thomas Corsi, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 40, No. 2, Spring 2001.

“Strikes continue to lose Appeal Number of Walkouts still falling.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, March 21, 2001.

“Labor Experts say despite Rise, Strikes remain unused as a Tool.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, March 20, 2001.

“Trucking firms have easier path to drivers; Less freight, company failures free up some truckers.” Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2001.

“Driver Shortage Improves for Wisconsin Trucking Firms.” Rick Romell, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2001.

“Mechanics’ protest takes off Northwest Crews Picket to protest Bush’s Order.” John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, March 13, 2001.

“Mexican Truck Ban in Limbo: Deadline to allow long-haul vehicles into U.S. passes without action.” Robert Collier, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2001.

"Labor issues in the airline industry, particularly affecting Northwest Airlines Mechanics, and the role of the Railway Labor Act in dispute resolution: Interview" Todd Mundt, The Todd Mundt Show, WUOM and syndicated on National Public Radio, February 9, 2001.

"Negotiations between Northwest Airlines and the Northwest Airlines mechanics: Interview." WJR Radio, February 7, 2001.

"The Impact of Deregulation on the Trucking Industry and on Trucking Industrial Relations." Labor Radio (Portland, OR), February 5, 2001.

“Bush likely to stop Northwest strike; Analysts: Politics, economics impede mechanics.” Terry Kosdrosky, Crain’s Detroit Business, February 5, 2001.

“The plight of truck drivers; Working under sweatshop conditions as they try to keep up.” John M. Conrod, The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada), February 1, 2001.

“Breaker, Breaker. The economy slowdown was felt by America's truckers before Wall Street did.” Fox Report, Fox News Channel Cable, January 26, 2001.

“Trucking Industry: Driver Shortage ahead.” Ledyard King, The Edmonton Sun (Alberta, Canada), January 25, 2001.

“Seeing Hardship Through a Windshield; Truck Drivers Feel a Recession Coming, Mile After Weary Mile.” Charlie LeDuff, The New York Times, January 16, 2001.

“South Carolina Sees Increase in Fatalities from Trucking Accidents.” Chuck Crumbo, The State (South Carolina), January 16, 2001.

“‘Crisis’ Now: FMCSA’s Cirillo calls for national dialogue to upgrade freight infrastructure, driver pay.” John Schultz, Traffic World, January 22, 2001.

“Voices from the Past, Visions of the Future Letters in Detroit’s time Capsule Reflect Hope for a better Life.” Shawn Windsor and David Lyman, Detroit Free Press, January 4, 2001.

“Fewer Americans are hauling freight on Interstates: I firmly believe that much of the so-called ‘labor shortage’ is simply a shortage of people able to exist on the rapidly dropping wages.” Linda Pierucki, The Jackson [Michigan] Citizen Patriot. December 7, 2000.

 

“Hoffa Odds-on Favorite; Son of legendary labor leader seen winning landslide for second term in 2001 IBT direct-vote election.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, November 27, 2000.

 

“Many issues, few answers; Shippers' commitment to eliminate waiting at docks is magic bullet in truckers' hours-of-service dilemma.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, November 27, 2000.

 

“International Arbitration Panel to Decide If the US Has Violated NAFTA by Not Allowing Unsafe Mexican Trucks on Its Highways.” Kathleen Schalch; Bob Edwards, Morning Edition (NPR), November 10, 2000.

 

“How Working Conditions for Truckers Endanger Everyone.” Jennifer K. Ruark, The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 29, 2000.

 

“Verbatim” (Q and A).  Jennifer K. Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 29, 2000.

“Punching Around-the-Clock Time Clocks.” Mary Williams Walsh, The New York Times. September 27, 2000.

 

“Harbor truckers rally on West Coast.” Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce. September 26, 2000.

 

“Longer hours make truckers a menace.” Kathleen O'Hara, Peterborough Examiner (Ontario). September 26, 2000.

 

“Trucks Sweatshops on wheels?” The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), September 15, 2000.

“Trucks Sweatshops on Wheels?” Editorial, Charleston Gazette (Charleston, West Virginia), September 15, 2000.

 

“Sweatshops on wheels: Is low pay in the trucking industry making the nation's roads unsafe?” Phillip J. Longman and Marcia Yablon, U.S. News & World Report. September 11, 2000.

“Sweatshops on wheels: Is low pay in the trucking industry making the nation’s roads unsafe?” Phillip J. Longman and Marcia Yablon, U.S. News & World Report, September 11, 2000.

 

“Briefs: Suffering a hangover? Brewer contract could be a Teamster election issue.” Carlos Tejada,  Ventura County Star, September 5, 2000.

“New Book on Deregulation and the Trucking Industry: ‘Sweatshops on Wheels.’”  Convoy-Dispatch. September 2000.

 

“Australian Trucking Industry Comes Under the Microscope.” Margaret Gordetsky, Transport Topics, August 21, 2000.

“Trucking Is No Sweatshop.”  Daniel Bearth, Transport Topics, August 21, 2000.

 

“The desperation of overworked truckies.” Sarah Harris, The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). August 20, 2000.

 

“The Courier-Mail: Call For Tougher Laws On Safety.” Bryan Hansen, The Courier-Mail (Australia). August 5, 2000.

 

“Feds' safety plan may hurt hiring.” Dina El Boghdady, Gannett News Service. August 01, 2000.

 

“Road To Nowhere.” Robert Wainwright, Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia). July 29, 2000.

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National.  Morning drive time show, July 27, 2000.

 

“NSW: Truckies took drugs to meet punishing deadlines: Australian Trucking Association.” Alex Tilbury, AAP Newsfeed (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), July 27, 2000.

 

“Trucking industry could become sweatshops on wheels.” AAP Newsfeed. July 27, 2000.

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sydney 720 AM. Richard Glover Show. Afternoon drive time, July 26, 2000. 

 

“Feds' safety plan may hurt hiring: : Trucking firms already short of drivers.” Dina El Boghdady, Detroit News, July 17, 2000.

“Who is Mike Belzer and why is the trucking industry listening to him?”  Paul Spillenger, Land Line, July 2000.

 

“Trucking industry is the new sweatshop, author claims.” Joseph Conn, Post-Tribune (Gary, IN), July 5, 2000.

“Infrastructure isn’t enough.”  Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce.  June 26, 2000.

 

“Black Boxes and the Small Carrier: Would a Mandate Drive the ‘Little Guys’ Out of Trucking?”  Daniel L. Whitten, Transport Topics, June 26, 2000.

 

“Hoffa at Halftime: The Teamsters are players again, but problems persist.” Paula Dwyer, Business Week, June 26, 2000.

 

“Prepared Testimony Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ground Transportation Subcommittee; Subject - Proposed Changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ‘Hours of Service’ Rules.” Gerald Donaldson,  Federal News Service, June 22, 2000.

 

“Subject - Hours Of Service Of Drivers.” Federal News Service. June 22, 2000, Thursday.

 

“Detroit Teamsters chief accused of embezzlement.”  Richard A. Ryan, Gannett News Service, June 21, 2000.

 

“Detroit union boss indicted: Teamster Local 337 president, Hoffa ally is accused of embezzling union money.” Richard A. Ryan, The Detroit News, June 21, 2000.

 

“Teamsters autonomy threatened.”  Steven Greenhouse, Detroit Free Press, June 21, 2000.

 

“Detroit union boss indicted: Teamster Local 337 president, Hoffa ally is accused of embezzling union money.”  Richard A. Ryan, Detroit News, June 21, 2000.

 

“More Troubles for Teamsters President.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times. June 20, 2000.

 

“Hoffa: Troubled Teamsters Pres. Wants To Change Rules.” The National Journal Group, Inc.: The Hotline. June 20, 2000

“Truckers try to pass breakdown lane.  Future looks grim for these small business owners: rising fuel costs, new safety proposals and low wages pressure profits.”  Bonar Menninger, MSNBC.com.  June 11, 2000. http://www.msnbc.com/news/416618.asp?cp1=1#BODY.

 

“1 Year Later, Teamsters Count Hits and Misses.”  Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics. June 5, 2000.

 

“The State of the Union: Can Fresh Organizing Efforts Return the Teamsters to Its Glory Days?” Paul Spillinger, Transport Topics, June 5, 2000.

 

“Sweat It Out.” Ray Wittenburg, The Trucker Online, May 22, 2000.

 

“Bad Times in the Big Rigs.” John Bendel, The Trucker, May 8-21, 2000.

 

“The Case Against Deregulation.” John Bendel, Road Star, May, 2000.

 

“The Lane Ranger: Trucks called 'sweatshops on wheels'.” Joey Ledford, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 8, 2000.

“Trucks called 'sweatshops on wheels'; Author says long-haul drivers' real wages have declined since the industry was deregulated, and that a few regularly toil 95 hours a week.” Joey Ledford, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. May 8, 2000.

 

"’There Isn't Any Good Day’: Port Truckers Take A Beating.” Adria Scharf, Dollars & Sense, May 1, 2000.

 

“U.S. wants to monitor, limit truckers' hours.” The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario), April 28, 2000.

 

“Truckers say new Rules Won’t stop Shortcuts to Make Deliveries on Time.” Jere Downs, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 2000.

 

“U.S. Moves to Monitor, Limit Hours of Long-Haul Truckers.”  Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2000.

 

“The Growing Danger From Those Humongous Trucks.” John Bendel, The Record (Bergen County, NJ). April 23, 2000.

“’Sweatshops on Wheels;’ Overworked truckers put us all in the danger zone.” John Bendel, The Houston Chronicle, April 23, 2000.

 

“The Growing Danger from Those Humongous Trucks.” John Bendel, The Record (Bergen County, NJ), April 23, 2000.

 

“Bad Times in the Big Rigs.” John Bendel, The Washington Post. April 19, 2000.

“Unions organizers are finding Silicon Valley a tough climb.” Jim Nesbitt, The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey). April 9, 2000.

 

“Exploring the challenges to intermodal progress.” Theodore Prince, Journal of Commerce, March 23, 2000.

 

“Shift in tactics puts Teamsters in the suburbs.”  Mike Magner, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), March 19, 2000.

 

“Teamsters target Overnite’s biggest customer in strike.” Mike Magner, Grand Rapids Press, March 19, 2000.

 

“Union Struggle at Overnite a Test for Teamsters.” Mike Magner, Newhouse News Service, March 16, 2000.

 

“New Book Describes Trucking "Sweatshops." John Bendel, RoadSTAR-Online, March 15, 2000.

 

“Teamsters to oppose immunity.” Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce, March 13, 2000.

 

“Unions Confronting Challenge of Organizing Cyberworkers.” Jim Nesbitt, Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), March 12, 2000.

 

“Truckers to rally in Washington.” Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of Commerce, March 10, 2000.

 

”Dr. Michael Belzer’s Sweatshops on Wheels.” Land Line, March 2000.

 

“Drivers may flee "sweatshops'.” Bill Mongeulluzzo, Journal of Commerce, February 29, 2000.

 

“Charges escalate in labor dispute; Contract remains in limbo as Overnite Transportation and Teamsters union trade claims.” Thomas P. Wyman, Indianapolis Star, February 22, 2000.

 

“Truckers Park Rigs to Protest Fuel Costs; Independent Drivers Hurt By an Inability to Pass Increase on to Customers.” Daniel Machalaba, The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2000.

 

“Truckers Protest Higher Fuel Costs, Inability to Pass Increase To Customers.” Daniel Machalaba, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2000.

 

“Ignoring Driver’s Pay Is Risky Business.”  Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics, February 14, 2000.

 

“The Average Truck Driver is in violation of maximum hours of service limits …” Traffic World, January 31, 2000.

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