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LA’s City Attorney Sues 3 Port Trucking Companies

NEWS ROUND UP On January 8th, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed lawsuits against three leading port trucking companies, all owned by NFI Industries. In the suits, City Attorney Feuer alleges that the companies intentionally misclassified hundreds of truckers as …

LA City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Three Port Trucking Companies for Misclassification of Truck Drivers

Justice for Port Drivers Press Release PRESS RELEASE FOR: Monday, January 8, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard Los Angeles, CA – Today, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed lawsuits against three leading port trucking companies, all owned by NFI …

Asleep at the wheel – Companies risk lives by putting sleep-deprived port truckers on the road

USA Today – December 28, 2017 “Every day, port trucking companies around Los Angeles put hundreds of impaired drivers on the road, pushing them to work with little or no sleep in violation of federal safety regulations, a USA TODAY …

Los ‘renos’ explotados de Santa: los hispanos que transportan regalos navideños de Amazon y las grandes cadenas

Univision – December 24, 2017 Los alrededor de 12,000 camioneros que llevan la mercancía de las grandes cadenas comerciales que llega al puerto de Los Ángeles han luchado durante años para que las compañías de cargo dejen de “explotarlos”, cobrándoles …

Camioneros Hispanos Dicen Ser Victimas De Abuso Laboral

Telemundo – December 23, 2017 See video here.

Port of Charleston Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters

PRESS RELEASE FOR: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard PORT OF CHARLESTON DRIVERS VOTE TO JOIN TEAMSTERS LOCAL 509 Drivers Seek Living Wages, Fair Treatment on the Job (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) – In a national move to modernize …

LA City Council Passes Motion in Support of Port Drivers

PRESS RELEASE FOR: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard After 15 strikes, unambiguous legal rulings, and national media attention…. Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Takes Steps to End the “American Nightmare” of “Indentured Servitude” at America’s Largest Port …

USA Today Exposes Port Trucking as Modern Day Servitude

The USA Today has done extensive investigations into port trucking and has produced a number of critical news reports that look at how port drivers are treated and the stakeholders that allow this system of exploitation to continue. June 16, …

City of LA’s Trade, Travel, Tourism Committee approves motion to end “modern day sharecropping”

PRESS RELEASE FOR: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard After hearing testimony from exploited workers at LA’S Port, City of LA’s Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee approves motion to explore solutions to end “modern day sharecropping” at Port …

Target’s trucking contractor ordered by judge to reclassify contract drivers

PRESS RELEASE: Thursday, November 30, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard Target’s trucking contractor ordered by judge to reclassify contract drivers as employees; judge rules that misclassification is an illegal scheme to stop drivers from forming a union and drivers must …