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Puerto Rico Union Boss "Holds" Hurricane Relief Effort "Hostage" -




“It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government,” says Col. Valle.

The reason for truck drivers not showing up?  The Puerto Rican Teamsters Union, Frente Amplio, is refusing to move the product.

The ports are so full of relief supplies they can’t fit any more on the available space. CNBC ground report confirms Colonel Valle’s ground report.

https://youtu.be/f4Z01o4tBlI
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