(LOS ANGELES) – Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries subsidiary California Cartage Transportation Express, commonly known as “Cal Cartage Express,” today filed minimum wage violation claims with the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards. These claims allege that Cal Cartage Express – a trucking company with approximately 100 drivers within the NFI/Cal Cartage group of companies that together comprise the largest trucking operation at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – violates Los Angeles’ minimum wage laws by failing to pay the LA minimum wage and failing to provide paid sick leave days. The company is currently operating without a permit or lease on City/Port property in Wilmington, Calif., following the LA City Council’s revocation of the permit over serious concerns of labor violations and resulting labor disruptions.
Jose Rodriguez strides to his car near the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex at the end of his shift. Over the last 26 years unloading goods for companies like Amazon and Sears, the money’s gotten a little better.
Port truck drivers and warehouse workers from XPO and NFI took part in a historic three-day strike in October 2018 to escalate the fight against misclassification, wage theft and abusive working conditions at the ports. Workers picketed terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, and joined together with community allies to take direct action for immigrant rigthts and workers' rights.
Immigrant workers entered into agreements with XPO so they could become truck owners. Instead, many ended up with nothing.
(CALIFORNIA) – Port truck drivers for XPO Logistics Inc. who are on strike held rallies in Los Angeles and San Diego and demanded the company end the rampant day-to-day abuse of drivers. The actions come on the heels of a breaking victory as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement recognized a striking driver as in fact employed by XPO and determined the company owes him $123,074.43 in back pay. Hundreds of port truck drivers from XPO, as well as NFI Industries, walked off the job on Monday.
Concurrent rallies at picket lines in front of XPO in both San Diego and Commerce mark the second day of actions in Southern California. XPO workers raised their voices and shared their stories, all touching on how XPO’s labor practices negatively affect their life.