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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 …

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, …

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 …