port truckers

Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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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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Teamsters-led SoCal truckers strike grows, drivers demand better pay, conditions

The protesting truckers say they are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. Some drivers have been on strike since July, but the strike grew to new companies and to warehouse workers this week.

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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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Scandal that shorted truckers pay rocks Canada’s Vancouver port

British Columbia’s first container tucking commissioner has resigned after audits revealed Port Metro Vancouver truckers were shorted pay. Meanwhile, truckers suing the office over compensation filed a separate lawsuit against PMV’s new emission standards.

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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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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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