(WASHINGTON) – Teamster leaders and port truck drivers fighting for their employee rights with the help of the Teamsters announced their support today for measures that would take steps to address the broken employment system that exists in port trucking and empower local ports to reduce pollution, mitigate traffic congestion, heighten highway safety and improve efficiency.
USA Today reports that two federal bills are about to be introduced in Congress which will seek to end the exploitation of port truck drivers.
Trade union investors meeting in Berlin today served notice on US-based logistics provider XPO that it must reform its labour practices.
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.