Port of Los Angeles, CA – Warehouse workers for California Cartage at the Port of Los Angeles are on strike for the third time in seven months as retaliation increased at the major warehouse moving goods for companies like Amazon and Lowe’s. Over 200 workers employed through staffing agency AMR/SSI were told on Monday that they were no longer going to be employed after April 30. The workers, some of whom have worked through the “temp” agency for over five years, have responded by not only demanding that they be retained, but that the company bring them on as direct employees.
The Teamster-backed Fight for $15 campaign enjoyed its largest victory to date yesterday when California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had reached a deal with the Legislature to increase the state’s minimum wage to the standard by 2022.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards.
(OAKLAND, Calif.) –– Construction truck drivers at the Port of Oakland will be protected from employee misclassification and receive the prevailing wage, thanks to an enhanced project labor agreement (PLA) passed unanimously by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on Thursday.
(LOS ANGELES) – On Dec. 14, the California Labor Commissioner determined that 38 drivers at leading port trucking company Pacific 9 Transportation, which hauls containers from the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for some of America’s premiere brands – including Costco, Goodyear Tires, Ugg Boots, and Microsoft – are in fact employees, not independent contractors, and ordered Pac 9 to pay them nearly $6.9 million in stolen wages.
A port trucking firm in Carson has been ordered to turn over nearly $7 million in back pay to 38 drivers, the latest in a series of recent wins for port drivers and the Teamsters union that has been trying to organize them.
When it comes to infrastructure at least, a majority in Congress showed they're up to the task of governing.
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