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The Senate has passed legislation that would avert a freight rail labor strike, a work stoppage that many believe would strain trucking operations. The bill awaits President Biden.

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Trucking Braces for Looming Rail Strike

A freight rail strike could happen as early as Dec. 9 unless a contract is ratified or Congress intervenes. Would trucking be able to pick up the slack of a rail shutdown?

Teamsters, Universal Settle Labor Dispute

A southern California drayage company will have to make all its independent contractor drivers into union employees under a settlement of a longstanding labor dispute.

The Cons of the Pro Act

The ABC test raises its head on Capitol Hill: Sweeping federal labor legislation could threaten trucking's independent contractor model.

Biden Reverses Trump Move to Industry-Led Apprenticeships

President Biden has reversed a Trump administration move that expanded apprenticeship programs in an “industry-led” model, instead announcing plans to expand the registered apprenticeship programs favored by organized labor.

Sweeping Labor Bill Would Limit Independent Contractor Use Nationwide

Business and trucking interests are criticizing a union-backed labor bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, the bill would rewrite how independent contractors are defined along the same lines as the controversial new AB5 law in California, which would upend trucking’s longstanding use of owner-operators.

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