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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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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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  1. […] which began July 7 in LA Ports has ended. The union in charge, Justice for Port Truck Drivers, released the news that truckers will return to their regular shifts, having agreed to a “‘cooling […]

  2. […] They believe that their employers are using theft of wages as a form of retaliation.The strike — the fourth this year — was again organized by the Teamsters’ Justice for Port Drivers. L.A. […]