This week, many truck drivers who transport containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to distribution centers are on strike. The issue: They are classified as contractors, but want to be full-time employees.
Government investigations of port trucking companies continue, most recently landing two port trucking company owners in jail. The owners of Metro Worldwide, Inc, which operates at both the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, were recently arrested for insurance fraud by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on April 28, 2016.
Some drivers are currently striking at a pair of the nation’s busiest ports — Long Beach and Los Angeles — as a way to demand reclassification. Every day, as many as 25,000 short-haul trucks trek to and from the ports, transporting containers filled with goods that end up in stores like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.
Truckers and port workers at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach went on strike Wednesday, using moving picket lines at several locations at the ports throughout the day and into the night.
A large group of truck drivers joined a strike Wednesday at the nation’s largest port complex, alleging that they have been misclassified as independent contractors and denied benefits owed to employees.
Last week, driver Eddie Osoy, the sole provider for his wife and three young children, was fired from one of the largest port trucking companies hauling cargo on and off the docks at our nation’s largest port complex. Yesterday at 4 p.m., Osoy and his young family led a delegation of his co-workers into the company announcing their intent to go on strike to protest Osoy’s illegal dismissal…
Truck Driver to Protest Firing by Local Trucking Co. Following Calls of Wage Theft, Misclassification
A truck driver planned to launch a strike Tuesday afternoon following what he claimed was his illegal firing last week from a Chinese port trucking company that ships cargo on and off the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port Complex.
Uber drivers in Los Angeles, California have filed an objection to the $100 million settlement of their class action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, alleging it falls well short of what they are owed.
Union leaders and port truck drivers staged a protest at the annual shareholders meeting of XPO Logistics Inc. Wednesday, alleging that the carrier engages in unfair business practices at ports in the U.S. and Europe.
A crowd of more than 60 port and freight drivers, Teamsters and international union members gathered outside the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich on Wednesday morning, chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, XPO has got to go,” as they rallied against XPO Logistics’ treatment of its workers, both domestic and abroad, while the company’s shareholders’ meeting took place inside.