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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 …

Drivers and Warehouse Workers Testify at LA City Council special meeting

View PDF: LA City Council Trade Committee Special Hearing Advisory PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Barb Maynard, 323-351-9321 barb@actnowstrategies.com Port truck driver fired for telling story of 20+ hour days hauling cargo; Amazon warehouse worker experiencing racism, …

Regulatory Action and Litigation at NFI

Document describing regulatory action and litigation at NFI/Cal Cartage at the Ports of LA and Long Beach Document Available Here

Port Drivers Bill of Rights Introduction

Justice for Port Drivers PRESS ADVISORY: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Press Conference at U.S. Capitol Oct. 26 On Heels of National Exposé Into Illegal Subcontracting Schemes Exploiting Truck Drivers at America’s Largest Port Complex… Drivers, Teamster Leaders to Join U.S. …

Truck drivers in California and New Jersey report labor abuses before Congress

Truck drivers in California and New Jersey report labor abuses before Congress La Opinion – October 25, 2017 Tired of wage theft, nonexistent benefits and dangerous working conditions, a group of truck drivers from California and New Jersey and union …

California Cartage Co. Acquired by NFI Industries

Los Angeles Business Journal – California Cartage Co., the largest drayage firm at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been acquired by NFI Industries Inc., the companies announced this week. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Founded in …

Joint Statement: Pacific 9 Transportation and Drivers Reach Agreement for Payment of Drivers’ Claims September 6, 2017 View Pacific 9 Transportation Joint Statement

Review: The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

Labor Notes – Truck drivers seem to have re-entered the public consciousness in 2017—but today our understanding of the occupation is far from the freewheeling “cowboy of the highway” image of the 1970s. It’s also no longer synonymous with “Teamster” or …

Teamsters organize truckers to move supplies in Puerto Rico

Money CNN – Major U.S. labor unions are organizing truck drivers to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico as the island continues to grapple with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria last week. The Teamsters union and the AFL-CIO, a …