(TRENTON, N.J.) – The Teamsters Union applauds New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for signing and New Jersey legislators for passing an historic legislative package that will help protect workers from misclassification.
(PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Calif.) - A U.S. District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the case California Trucking Association, et al., v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al., and International Brotherhood of Teamsters temporarily blocking application of AB5’s ABC test.
(PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Calif.) – In direct and flagrant violation of California's Assembly Bill 5, which unequivocally makes it illegal to misclassify California’s truck drivers as ‘independent contractors,’ multi-billion dollar logistics company Universal Logistics Holdings has fired up to 70 employee port and intermodal drivers in at least three subsidiaries – Universal Intermodal Services, Universal Truckload Services, and Roadrunner Intermodal Services. Drivers report that the company told them that if they buy their own trucks then they can come back to work as independent contractors. Universal’s morally reprehensible action happens just weeks after 28 employee drivers at Universal Intermodal voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Long Beach-based Teamsters Local 848, all of whom have now been fired. It appears they are being replaced by misclassified independent contractors, in flagrant violation of federal labor laws.
(BAKERSFIELD, CA) -- A group of line and city drivers at XPO Logistics in Central California have voted by a nearly 3-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 87, joining workers at seven other locations who are demanding fairness at one of the nation's largest logistics companies. The election took place Friday, December 6.
(LOS ANGELES) – Drivers at Universal Intermodal Services in Los Angeles, Calif. have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 848, joining their Teamster coworkers in Indiana and Michigan to demand fair treatment and working conditions.
Once again, XPO’s law-breaking is resulting in a new election, this time in Rockaway, NJ.
(TRENTON, N.J.) – Today, truck drivers, Teamsters and worker allies testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in favor of S4204, legislation that will expand employment rights to thousands of workers who are misclassified by their employers as ‘independent contractors.’
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the California Trucking Association (CTA) filed a lawsuit to block implementation of California's Assembly Bill 5, presumably to allow California trucking companies to continue to violate multiple state and federal laws that define "employee" vs. "independent contractor."