Southern California port truck drivers loading up on wage-theft cases Los Angeles Times ...the state Department of Industrial Relations has ruled in recent months that nearly 40 drivers were improperly designated as contractors, which denied them significant workplace protections. So far, $4.3 million in back pay and penalties has been awarded to drivers...
CCTA, Teamster negotiations fail; strike extends into second week VT Digger ...The bus drivers’ union, Teamsters Local 597, and the Chittenden County Transit Authority failed to come to an agreement after seven hours of negotiations on Saturday...
Teamsters score a win against “sharecropping on wheels.” But will the trucking industry really change? Washington Post ...Along with auto technicians, fast food workers, and baggage handlers, another profession has been hit by the separation of labor from employer: Port truckers, who haul containers from cargo ships on short trips around the terminal...
Port truckers for Carteret firm vote to join the Teamsters Newark Star Ledger ...More than 100 port truck drivers who work in Carteret for an Australian-based global logistics firm have voted to join the Teamsters, the union said today...
Australia-based Toll Holdings is illegally interfering with New Jersey port drivers' right to form a union. Yesterday, the drivers filed charges with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), charging surveillance, coercion and intimidation.
The workers filed the charges just as they are about to cast their votes to become Teamsters.
Organized port truck drivers earn more money, get paid for overtime, have affordable health benefits and job security.
Savannah port drivers are reaching out to the community to challenge their status as indentured servants. Like port drivers all over the country, they are misclassified as "independent contractors." Their employers force them into poverty by making them rent and maintain their trucks, and by refusing to pay benefits.
Now, with the help of Teamsters Local 728 in Atlanta, the drivers are fighting back.