A new California law attempts to resolve a long-running disupte over wages and working conditions for port truck drivers by putting big retailers--who foot the freight bill--on the hook for labor violations by the cargo carriers.
The governor of California on Saturday signed into law a bill holding retail companies jointly responsible for labor violations at their port trucking providers, marking a drastic shift in the relationship between the nation’s most powerful brands and those who deliver their goods in the Los Angeles harbor.
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Dozens of Teamsters from locals throughout Northern California, as well as port drivers from L.A./Long Beach, took part in a lobby day in Sacramento this week to push back on corporate efforts to overturn the state Supreme Court’s landmark Dynamex decision.
Over 120 Drivers from XPO Commerce, San Diego and Rancho Dominguez banded together and signed a petition asking for cleaner bathrooms, improved communication and prioritization of current XPO Drivers recently.
Port truck drivers and warehouse workers from XPO Logistics, K&R Transportation and Cal Cartage recently held a town hall in Carson, California, to talk about the daily exploitation they face from their employers.
Sen. Ricardo Lara of California introduced legislation in Sacramento today seeking to end the exploitation of port truck drivers.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed lawsuits against three leading port trucking companies, all owned by NFI Industries.