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Truck driver says his bosses paid him to damage property

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NEW YORK — A driver for a trucking company involved in a bitter strike with the Teamsters said company officials paid him to damage property and falsely blame co-workers for wrongdoing to get them fired.

Anthony Holly said $10,000 was wired by Overnite Transportation Inc. officials to his bank account. His federal affidavit was reported Tuesday by The New York Times.

Company officials denied Holly's accusations.

The nine-month dispute is rancorous, with Overnite accusing union members of shooting at and vandalizing its trucks. Contract talks have covered about 1,800 workers at 22 terminals, though the Teamsters say they have won votes to represent 3,600 workers at 37 of 166 terminals.