California Port Truck Drivers are on Strike!Port truck drivers are on strike! Their employer, Universal Logistics Holdings (ULH) affiliated Universal Intermodal Services (Universal), illegally fired truck drivers, denied them back pay, and refused to recognize and bargain with the union they legally won.
Teamsters File Cal/OSHA Complaint Against Container ConnectionContainer Connection is putting drivers’ lives at risk. The company is willfully violating the law by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors and refusing to provide them the protections they need to survive.
NLRB Complaint Filed Against Four Universal Logistics Holdings CompaniesDecades of misclassification and lawbreaking by Universal Logistics Holdings companies left Port Drivers without the protections we need to stay safe on the job. Now as drivers are dying due to COVID-19, we need to hold these companies accountable.
Even before the pandemic, decades of misclassification and lawbreaking by companies like Universal Logistics Holdings left Port Drivers without the protections we need to stay safe on the job. Now the ports are busier than ever as we are keeping this country running. But we lost our friends and colleagues to COVID-19 because of the greed of private companies, denial of essential PPE, and deadly inaction from the Port Commission.
These deaths were preventable! Help us hold Universal Logistics Holdings accountable.
Edwin Cruz was a truck driver for 30 years, a husband, and a father to his 8 year-old son. He raised his voice to get the protections drivers need to protect them from COVID-19. But Universal Logistics Holdings failed to protect him. He passed away from COVID-19 on February 28, 2021 and leaves behind his son and wife. Today and every day, we organize in his memory. May he rest in power.