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Port Truck Drivers Need Your Help To End Wage Theft


Help us end Cal Cartage’s illegal labor practices by signing a petition to its retailers. We need to ensure that Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Ross, Ikea, and Lowe’s take a stand against the abuse of port truck drivers and other workers in their supply chain.  Cal Cartage is the epitome of a company that works outside of the law in order to maximize its profits, and we need to put an end to this.

Retailers’ commitment to safe and fair working conditions in their supply chain stops when their imports are boxed up and loaded onto a container ship headed for the U.S. Once on our shores, the cargo is hauled by truck drivers, and handled by warehouse workers, who are suffering from egregious wage theft and unsafe and filthy working conditions that no worker – overseas or in America – should have to endure.

“I work at a warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles, for a company that moves goods for Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, H&M, and Ross Dress for Less. The warehouse I work in is filthy dirty, the working conditions are unsafe, and the company is routinely violating wage and hour laws. The customers must enforce their “corporate responsibility” policies here in the U.S. – as they do overseas where the merchandise is made,” said Jose Rodriguez, a California Cartage warehouse worker who is a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the company for labor law violations.

“I haul containers from the Port of Savannah to retailers’ warehouses and distribution centers for California Cartage in Georgia and frequently earn far less than the minimum wage because I’m misclassified as an “independent contractor.” My employer, whose clients include Target, Home Depot, Ross, Lowes, Ikea, H&M, and Amazon, is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor for minimum wage violations in Georgia and is facing more than $50 million in liability for wage and hour-related litigation in California,” said John Jackson, a Savannah, Georgia-based port truck driver for California Cartage.

Help us end Cal Cartage’s illegal labor practices by signing this petition to its retailers.