A recently released video by “manningcaitlin” tells of the trials of Oakland’s independent port truckers as they try to organize, and the lack of respect they have been given over the years.
It features a number of truckers telling of their frustrations with the Port and the police. It also features an excellent explanation of air quality issues, comparing emanations from the trucks vs. that from other equipment at the Port of Oakland, and showing starkly how the truckers are forced to idle endlessly, breathing air no one should have to inhale. The explanation is provided by one of those who helped organize community support for the Port Truckers in their struggle to better their working conditions.
Check it all out!