Members of the New York Assembly are lending their support
to a truck work stoppage, scheduled to take place May 15.
The resolution, which is still being drafted and has not
been assigned a number in the Assembly, would also ask for all New York residents to stop using or purchasing fuel for the entire day.
A spokesman for Assemblyman Patrick Manning, R-East
Fishkill, the resolution’s author, said 26 Republicans in the state’s Assembly
are supporting it.
The spokesman said the resolution began gaining popularity
after a local radio station began taking calls asking for ideas to combat high
fuel prices, and the trucking industry responded in force with calls and