VIDEO: Trucker Runs Into Trouble At US Foods Picket Line

Watch as a trucker tries to pass through the picket lines at the US Foods Teamster strike in Vista, California, only to have one of the picketers open up his truck door. Fortunately, a (more sensible) striker pulls him away from the truck before he can do any damage to the driver.

The strike began on May 1 over unfair labor practices. US Foods truck drivers say that they are working without a contract. Around 800 union workers have joined the strike. Said a Teamster representative: “US Foods has a pattern of abusing its workers and being willing to destroy good jobs and local economies. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that the company has provoked three unfair labor practice strikes in recent months. I’m proud of our members who are standing up for their rights and of our brothers and sisters who are honoring their picket lines. Teamsters know that an injury to one is an injury to all.”

Video Credit:
Gary Funk