Port truck drivers at Pac 9 in Los Angeles/Long Beach have begun a strike to protest against their continued misclassification as independent contractors.
Until this spring, California port truck driver Alex Paz was considered an independent contractor. He had paid for fuel and registration of a truck, but the truck itself was owned by the trucking company. Some months, after the company deducted his costs, he ended upowing the company money.
There is a place in America where workers have no right to a minimum wage, no right to worker’s comp or disability insurance when they are injured and no right to form a union to improve their dismal conditions.
The Wall Street Journal reported that 88 drayage drivers working for Eco Flow in Long Beach, Calif., voted to join Teamsters Local 848.
Teamster members and family members are offered a new benefit, LifeLock® Identity Theft Protection.
Late on July 8, 2015, port truck drivers from Eco Flow Transportation, LLC, voted unanimously and selected Teamsters Local 848 as their exclusive bargaining agent in an election conducted by Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board.
The Economic Policy Institute document shows why independent contract workers are hurting competition and how businesses are putting the price of cheap labor on taxpayers.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced the topic for the 2015 Essay Contest.