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Port Drivers of LA & Long Beach Regulatory and Litigation Overview

Drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been challenging their misclassification as “independent contractors” and exercising their rights as employees. They have been engaging in collective action at the courts, in their truck yards and at …

Amazon & Toyota Contracted Port Drivers & Warehouse Workers to Strike Monday

PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Monday, Oct. 10, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard Monday, Oct. 1, starting at 7:00 am LA/Long Beach Port Truck Drivers and Warehouse Workers to Launch 16th Strike in Five Years; Striking Workers To Call On Company Customers, Including …

This is why the Teamsters say L.A., Long Beach port truck drivers will go on strike Monday, Oct. 1

By Mark Edward Nero September 27, 2018 Long Beach Press Telegram “We’re here to put you on notice that we’re fed up and we’re going on strike,” Preston Richie, a business representative for Teamsters Local 848 told the Port of …

Port Workers Plan Strike in L.A. to Challenge Logistics Firms

By Josh Eidelson Bloomberg September 27, 2018 Warehouse workers and truck drivers at Los Angeles ports are planning to launch a three-day strike Monday, aiming to put pressure on logistics companies they claim owe them back wages. Read More

U.S. DOL Orders Cal Cartage Warehouse to Repay Workers $3.5 Million

Press Release  — September 18, 2018 Press Contact: Barb Maynard U.S. Department of Labor Orders NFI Industries’ California Cartage Warehouse to Repay Workers $3.5 Million in Back Wages and Benefits PORT OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH – On September 13, 2018, …

XPO Logistics Regulatory Action and Litigation

XPO Logistics (XPO) is a publicly traded, global company that last year earned $15 billion in revenue and whose subsidiaries XPO Cartage and XPO Port Services, Inc. d/b/a XPO Logistics are together among the top trucking companies servicing the Ports …

Two CA Port Truck Drivers Unlawfully Fired – One Savagely Beaten!

PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard Two CA Port Truck Drivers Unlawfully Fired – One Savagely Beaten! – by Company That Hauls Imports for Herbalife Nutrition and Kimberly-Clark After Independently Demanding To Be Paid for …

California Assembly Passes Landmark Legislation to Clean Up Port Trucking Industry

PRESS ADVISORY: August 31, 2018 PORTS OF LOS ANGELES & LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the California State Legislature approved Senate Bill 1402 (Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)), to restore dignity to the hard-working men and women who haul our …

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to Lead “Stop Wage Theft on Wheels” Town Hall in LA

PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, June 2, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to Lead “Stop Wage Theft on Wheels” Town Hall in Los Angeles with Low-Wage Workers at America’s Largest Port Complex Port Drivers and Warehouse Workers …

LA City Council Vetoes Preferential Operating Agreement

Justice for Port Drivers Press Release May 8, 2017 Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Vetoes Preferential Operating Agreement Granted to Law-Breaking Trucking and Warehouse Company Approved by Port of LA Harbor Commission Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Los Angeles …