Labor Unions

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September 13, 2017

Steelworkers Union Attacks ITC's Handling of Chinese Tire Tariffs

Attorneys for the United Steelworkers have laid out their case with the ways they believe the International Trade Commission erred in February when it didn’t order tariffs on truck and bus tires from China.

September 1, 2017

Costco Drops California Fleet Accused of Abusive Labor Practices

In the wake of a report in June by USA Today showcasing extreme examples of alleged labor abuse,Costco said it will no longer do business with Pacific 9 Transport, a fleet based in Southern California.

July 15, 2016

Port Drivers Reach $5 Million Settlement in Misclassification Suit

A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.

April 26, 2016

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

April 6, 2016

Volvo Trucks Inks 5-Year UAW Contract

Volvo Trucks North America has ratified a new five-year agreement with the United Auto Workers covering about 2,000 union workers at its New River Valley, Va., plant.

March 18, 2016

Lawsuits Push Port Trucking Company Into Bankruptcy

Premium Transportation Services, also known as Total Transportation Services, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing its financial troubles related to driver misclassification lawsuits and legal costs.

December 23, 2015

Port Drivers Awarded $6.9 Million in Back Pay

The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.

October 28, 2015

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

September 16, 2015

Teamsters Receive $4.6 Million for Apprenticeship Program

The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.

August 24, 2015

Portland Con-way Freight Employees Vote Against Union

Employees at Con-way Freight’s Portland, Ore., maintenance facility voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.

June 9, 2015

Teamsters, Car Haulers Start Contract Talks

The Teamsters union and unionized car haulers start negotiations this week for a new national carhaul contract that covers almost 6,000 employees.

April 28, 2015

Port Truckers Picket As Far South As Mexico Border

Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.

April 27, 2015

Port Truckers Strike Over Job Misclassification

Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.

April 22, 2015

Buffalo Con-way Freight Workers Reject Teamsters

The Teamsters union was defeated in a representation election at the Con-way Freight facility in Buffalo, N.Y. This marks the sixth election in which Con-way employees have voted against representation by the union.

March 9, 2015

Union Loses Vote at Con-way Freight Facility

Con-way Freight employees in Gary, Indiana, have voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union .

February 23, 2015

Agreement Reached Over West Coast Port Labor Problems

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.

February 20, 2015

California Port Carrier Feeling Lockout's Pinch

Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.

February 12, 2015

West Coast Ports Suspend Ship Loading and Unloading

Shipping companies represented by the Pacific Maritime Association are suspending the loading and unloading of vessels during four of the next five days as labor unrest at West Coast Ports continues.

February 11, 2015

Navistar, UAW Approve New Labor Agreement

Navistar and the United Automobile Workers union ratified a new four-year labor agreement after the contract was approved by a majority of UAW members.

February 9, 2015

About 100 California Port Truckers Approve New Labor Contract

After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

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