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Watch What Happens When You Try To Unionize Some Truck Drivers In The South

Workers in the state of Georgia are less likely to be union members than workers in almost any other state. After watching an encounter between three union organizers and a pair of cops in the state last month, it’s easy to understand why.

Drivers win $5-million settlement in latest victory against trucking companies

A group of trucking companies in Southern California will pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by drivers who alleged that they were improperly treated as independent contractors, according to a court filing Thursday.

Maintain State Sovereignty in Trucking Industry

When Congress passed a multi-year highway bill at the end of 2015, it was an accomplishment that many had long been looking to in the transportation world. The Teamsters applauded Congress for passing that important legislation. Officially known as the FAST Act, the highway bill was notable for what it accomplished for our transportation sector and also for what it wisely chose not to touch. Lawmakers soundly rejected efforts by a small segment of the trucking industry to undermine the ability of states to set basic rules — as they have for generations — on the working conditions of truckers within their borders.

Port truck drivers keep America moving.

From our shores to every store, port drivers are the first or last leg of the journey for what becomes the clothes on our backs, the food on our table, the shoes on our feet, plus the few remaining products we ship overseas. Stuck in the shadows until now, port drivers are fighting back against mistreatment and misclassification. Forced to pay for their bosses’ business costs like fuel, truck lease payments, liability insurance, even parking – you name it the cost is deducted from their paychecks – means some weeks drivers have to literally pay to work, creating modern-day sweatshops, just on wheels.  We all pay the cost:  tired drivers means unsafe roads; old and poorly maintained trucks means polluted unhealthy air; and industry tax fraud means taxpayers pick up the tab.  Support the courageous effort America’s port drivers are making to bring back good jobs, safe roads and healthy air.