This week, 90 percent of the thousands of calls to OOIDA are about the cost of fuel. Many are asking why the Association does not call for the members to strike. Read why OOIDA cannot call for a strike in Jim Johnston’s blog today.
As a trade association, it is not possible for OOIDA to organize a shutdown because it would be a violation of federal anti-trust laws. Criminal penalties could be imposed, those businesses and individuals who claim to be adversely affected by a strike action could initiate civil lawsuits, and the existence of the Association could be jeopardized.
More...Calling for a strike without the support of the majority would show weakness rather than strength, and the result would be increased economic hardship to the small percentage of truckers who do participate in the shutdown with no gains to justify their sacrifice.