Drivers

Port of Los Angeles Truckers on Strike

November 18, 2013

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

Truckers from three companies serving the Port of Los Angeles took to the picket lines Monday for a 36-hour strike that began at 5am, Pacific time.

Port of Los Angeles.
Port of Los Angeles.

They are protesting “unfair labor practices, including harassment, intimidation, and other violations of Federal labor laws,” according to the group Justice for Port Drivers, including retaliation by employers for trying to join the Teamsters Union.

The drivers work for Green Fleet Systems, Pac 9 Transportation and American Logistics International and are considered independent contractors by the company while the drivers say they should be classified as employees.

Read more about it from the Los Angeles Times,  KTLA-TV and KCBS-TV.

Comments

  1. 1. Kevin J. Reidy [ November 19, 2013 @ 12:58PM ]

    The port drayage companies have had it both ways for too long, they get to treat the drivers just as they would an employee instead of as independent contractors.

    They trucking companies retain all the benefit of having contract employees without any of the drawbacks.

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



GotQuestions?

LUBRICANTS

The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by


WHEEL ENDS SOLUTIONS

Wheel end expert Jeff Geist from STEMCO will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by

Magazine