Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, travelled to Victoria last week with plans to escalate the four-week-old labour dispute at Port Metro Vancouver. The visit was a public display of brinksmanship. In the legislature, the B.C. government was fast-tracking a bill to force the truckers back to work. In response, Mr. Dias scheduled a Wednesday morning press conference in the B.C. capital to announce his members would defy the legislation.