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Teamsters Support Los Angeles Long Beach Port Drivers On Strike For Fair Wages


Fed up with years of wage theft and unfair treatment, port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms went out on a 48-hour strike today. Demanding an end to violations of workers’ rights and pervasive and illegal misclassification as “independent contractors,” the strike drivers took their fight to the marine container terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Port truck drivers work long hours hauling nearly $4 billion worth of cargo every day, yet often receive paychecks below the minimum wage. These professional drivers, who transport imports from American seaports for companies like Walmart, Ikea and Home Depot, are on the front lines of the fight for a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

For more information on the Port Truck Drivers see http://www.justice4ladrivers.net/