Traffic World: Teamsters Intensify Oak Harbor Strike

October 6, 2008: Not content with a strike against West Coast carrier Oak Harbor Freight Lines, the Teamsters began a nationwide campaign by passing out handbills at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores.

Oak Harbor transports merchandise on the West Coast to the three retailers, all operated by Gap Inc. The union is encouraging the trucker's customers to shift their shipments to other regional carriers in response to Oak Harbor's decision two weeks ago to cut off health care coverage to retirees.

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