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Some truckers end striking in SoCal, others continue

Strikes ended at three of the four Los Angeles port companies under protest by truckers, while the city’s Council has approved a measure asking port employers to adhere to labor laws for drivers.

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More truckers join strikes at LA-area ports, want classification as employees

Truckers at a fourth Los Angeles drayage company began striking last week, continuing a months-long protest by port drivers at LA-area ports who want to be classified as employees, not contractors.

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Truckers sue Amazon, claim online retailer denying them wages by classifying them as contractors

The truckers claim Amazon and carrier Scoobeez operate in “clear abuse of the independent contractor” model, part of a system they say allows the companies to skirt minimum wage laws and break requirements set by California labor laws.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Trucker at center of classification fight heads to White House for ‘Worker Voice’ panel

A California truck driver involved in the ongoing labor issues that have troubled West Coast ports for years is one of the panelists in a White House conference on workers’ rights Wednesday.

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Truckers strike continues for 10th week at CA ports, more join

Truckers picketing Pacific 9 Transportation have been joined by drivers from two other Southern California drayage companies as Pac 9 enters its 10th week of strike.

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Port truckers strike again over wage theft claims, feds intervene in port deal

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike,” aiming to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.

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California bill encourages carriers to report misclassification of drivers

California lawmakers are considering a misclassification amnesty program for drayage companies that would relieve port drayage companies from liability for penalties associated with misclassification of drivers as independent contractors if the company enters into a settlement agreement with the state before 2017.

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Court again sides with drivers in classification case against FedEx Ground

Upholding a Kansas Supreme Court ruling made last year, the federal appeals court agreed with the driver plaintiffs, saying they should have been classified as company employees, not contractors.

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Truckers picket at SoCal ports, demand to be classified as employees

Port truckers for four companies serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began picketing April 27 demanding they be reclassified as employees and not independent contractors.

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