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

Port truck driver fired for telling story of 20+ hour days hauling cargo; Amazon warehouse worker experiencing racism, abuse on Port of LA property to testify at special LA City Council committee meeting

Port of Los Angeles, CA – After 15 strikes, more than 1,000 claims for wage theft, numerous lawsuits, a national exposé unequivocally validating port workers’ demands for justice, and a global backlash to the abuse of Amazon warehouse workers and drivers in light of the announcement that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now has the “single largest personal fortune on the planet,” misclassified port truck drivers and warehouse workers experiencing wage theft, racism, and discrimination on Port of LA property will have an opportunity to testify before the City of LA’s Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 6:00 PM PST

WHAT: Special Meeting of the City of Los Angeles Trade, Travel & Tourism Committee

WHERE: Port of Los Angeles Commissioners Meeting Room, 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, 90731


City/Port of Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles City Council Members Joe Buscaino and Mike Bonin
  • John Reamer, Director, City of LA Bureau of Contract Administration
  • Representatives from the Port of LA and LA City Attorney’s office

Industry Experts

  • Misclassified “independent contractor” truck drivers
  • Warehouse workers from NFI/California Cartage Warehouse
  • Trucking company owner

Community Leaders

  • Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 848
  • Victor Narro, Project Director UCLA Downtown Labor Center and Faculty Member UCLA Department of Labor and Workplace Studies
  • Alice Berliner, Coordinator Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
  • Pastor William Monroe Campbell, Senior Pastor, Mount Gilead Missionary Church Baptist Church
  • Pastor William Smart, President & CEO, SCLC of Southern California
  • Pastor Cedric Nelms, Founder & Senior Pastor of Chosen Generation Fellowship Church in Long Beach
  • Pastor Stephen Cue Jn-Marie, Founder & Senior Pastor of “Church Without Walls,” also known as the ROW, in Skid Row, Los Angeles
  • Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Executive Director of Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)