Companies continue to misclassify and engage in wage theft. And the problem is reaching beyond the nation's ports, panelists at Netroots Nation tell attendees.
A group of high-profile Democratic Senators, led by Sherrod Brown of Ohio, wrote letters to the nation’s top retail CEOs Monday, demanding they crack down on trucking companies that turned their workers into modern-day indentured servants.
An article recently in the Los Angeles Times highlights how port truck drivers working at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach are cheated out of wages and benefits.
Intermodal Bridge Transport driver Daniel Aneseko Uaina (Seko), standing alongside former mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, at one of the rallies outside of port of Los Angeles/Long Beach terminal, said: “I don’t care if it’s the 15th or 115th strike, we will continue to fight for justice!”
A week-long strike by Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach truck drivers and warehouse workers culminated in a large and raucous rally on the steps of the Los Angeles city hall.
Nationally syndicated radio host Leslie Marshall interviewed Teamsters Organizing Department Director Jeff Farmer about the XPO freight, warehouse and port workers’ ongoing struggle for justice.
Port truck drivers continued the 24-hour a day strike at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach today.