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Teamsters Charge CAAP Blows Smoke

Random Length News – On July 20, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the draft of their new Clean Air Action Plan, opening a two-month comment period. The first public comment was a resounding rejection from the …

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

Trucking info – A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits …

Immigration agents showed up at labor dispute proceedings. California wants to kick them out

Los Angeles Times – Federal immigration agents have shown up twice at California labor dispute proceedings to apprehend undocumented workers, in what state officials believe may be cases of employer retaliation. Trucking companies have evaded wage laws by classifying workers as …

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.