Striking Teamsters at TW Perry got a welcome boost from community and labor solidarity yesterday when DC Jobs with Justice and other groups headed to Springfield, Virginia for a rally to show their support.
Teamsters at TW Perry launched a strike early Tuesday morning against the local contractor supplier's bad faith bargaining. Frustration among workers, represented by Teamsters Local 639 in Washington, DC, has been building over several months.
On Friday, port truck drivers from the Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport in Long Beach, Calif., who had struck to protest wage theft due to their misclassification as "independent contractors", took down their picket lines and made an unconditional offer to return to work.
Early Tuesday morning, the port truck driver strike spread from the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach to intermodal rail yards that are serviced by Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport (HRT). These rail yards dispatch cargo to and from warehouses and distribution centers across America.
In a landmark victory for misclassified "independent contractors" across America, two previously fired port truck drivers have returned to work today as employees of Green Fleet Systems (GFS) in Long Beach, Calif.
In a tremendous victory for Los Angeles/Long Beach port truck drivers who have gone on four “Unfair Labor Practice” strikes in the last eleven months, a Federal Judge has issued a 10(j) injunction* against Green Fleet Systems (GFS), ordering the immediate return to work of Mateo Mares and Amilcar Cardona, and the cessation of all illegal labor activities or face contempt of court.
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