Truckers end strike at LA ports, agree to return to work

| July 14, 2014

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according to an announcement circulated by the union representing the drivers, Justice for Port Truck Drivers.

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Truckers continue striking at SoCal ports over wages, conditions

An indefinite strike by some truckers at three Los Angeles area drayage companies entered its third day July 9 with little fanfare, and according to a press release issued July 10, picketing will continue throughout the day today.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti requested the breaks in the strike, the group says, and the truckers consented as the three carriers involved in the strikes agreed to accept the drivers back to work without retaliation, JPTD says.

The drivers — of carriers Green Fleet Systems, Total Transportation Services and Pacific 9 Transportation — halted work last Monday and began picketing, unhappy with wages and working conditions and their classification as contractors instead of employees.

Justice for Port Truck Drivers is a Teamsters-backed union.

Click here to read more on the strikes from Overdrive‘s July 10 coverage.

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  • zuto plavo

    They should have long time ago stood up and not take cheap freight,because of some truckers/companies when they take cheap freight the brokers/shippers dont want to pay more because they see them taking for cheap.Thats why I dont haul cheap freight (3$ and up)!!!