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Senate Democrats urged retailers Monday to use only transportation companies that comply with federal labor law.

Politico – In a letter sent to the CEOs of 16 companies, including Target and Walmart, the lawmakers demanded that the corporations ensure that they are “not complicit in the mistreatment of port truck drivers” and that they “are not unwittingly …

See the Fiery Letter Elizabeth Warren and Other Senators Just Sent to Walmart and Target

Time – A group of influential Democratic Senators is calling on national retailers to crack down on alleged abuses that have forced truckers into schemes that essentially turn them into modern-day indentured servants.This week, U.S. Senators including Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod …

Senators reach out to retail chains after USA Today report

Landline Magazine – An investigative article into the labor practices involving port truck drivers has prompted several U.S. senators to send letters to many of the nation’s top retail companies. On Monday, July 31, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; …

Are new-tech trucks ready to replace diesel, keep California’s pollution-fighting promise?

Long Beach Press Telegram – The race to replace Southern California’s biggest polluter is on. It’s going to take science, time, money — and maybe an assist from Elon Musk. At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an …

Are new-tech trucks ready to replace diesel, keep California’s pollution-fighting promise?

Mercury News – The race to replace Southern California’s biggest polluter is on. It’s going to take science, time, money – and maybe an assist from Elon Musk. At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an ambitious $14 billion …

Senators pressure retailers to root out “shameful” labor abuse of truckers

USA Today – A group of high-profile Democratic Senators, led by Sherrod Brown of Ohio, wrote letters to the nation’s top retail CEOs Monday, demanding they crack down on trucking companies that turned their workers into modern-day indentured servants. The call …

Bynum Elected Harbor Commission President

Maritime Professional – The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lou Anne Bynum as its new Board President and Tracy Egoscue as Vice President on Monday, July 24, in the annual selection of Board Officers. Read more.  

Dines, Drummond say final goodbye on board that governs Long Beach port

Long Beach Press Telegram – Leadership of the Long Beach port officially changed hands Monday in a tearful ceremony that brought two new members to the powerful Board of Harbor Commissioners. Several well-wishers bid farewell to commissioners Doug Drummond and Rich …

Opposition to new LA-Long Beach clean air plan grows

American Shipper – Since the Clean Air Action Plan draft plan was released July 19, some entities that have a stake in the strategy, including the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Teamsters, have announced their opposition to components of the proposed …

Port clean-air plan risks rocking economic boat: Guest commentary

Long Beach Press Telegram – Since 2006, when the first Clean Air Action Plan was jointly adopted by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, significant emissions reduction has occurred in San Pedro Bay. The latest Air Quality Report …