port truckers

Seven drivers seek $150k each from carrier over misclassification claims

The Teamster-backed Justice for Port Drivers says California Multimodal made illegal deductions to the truckers’ paychecks and did not reimburse business expenses.

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Bill in House seeks to study port truckers’ pay and controversial truck-leasing practices

Citing existing research into the matter and a major investigative report from USA Today showing that such deductions leave drivers with little actual take-home pay, a contingent of Democratic lawmakers in the House filed the Port Drivers Bill of Rights Act of 2017 last week.

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LA-area truckers end strike by picketing at City Hall

Truckers working in drayage operations in Southern California ports held a week-long strike last week to protest what they say is employee misclassification and the costs of compliance with area ports' emissions reduction plans. They marched to LA City Hall last week to air their concerns to the city's government.

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Regs’ cost burden, independent contractor misclassification at issue as L.A.-Long Beach port haulers prepare to strike

Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif., drayage truckers will strike at three companies after both cities unveiled plans to transition to zero-emission trucks by 2035 and promote common environmental standards at ports nationwide.

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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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