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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to take bold action to end lawbreaking at America’s largest port complex

Tonight: 5:30 PM PST in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to take bold action to end lawbreaking at America’s largest port complex

Long Beach, CA – On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 PM, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, with the support of Long Beach Councilmembers Al Austin, Lena Gonzalez, Jeannine Pearce, and Rex Richardson, will make the following recommendations:

  1. Add language to our State and Federal Legislative Agendas to support legislation that improves working conditions for port truck drivers and addresses related issues;
  2. Request City Attorney to work with the California Labor Commissioner’s and Attorney General’s Offices to explore options to support regulatory enforcement efforts; and
  3. Request the Harbor and Tidelands Committee and the Long Beach Harbor Commission to hold hearings on the trucking crisis and misclassification of employees at the ports with the goal of finding solutions that protect the Port of Long Beach’s proprietary interests.

WHO: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach City Council, misclassified truck drivers, and community allies

WHAT: Long Beach City Council meeting to consider assertive action to protect proprietary interest of the city’s port by cracking down on trucking companies that are breaking labor laws

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 5:30 PM

WHERE: Long Beach City Hall, 333 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

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