A trucking and logistics company that won approval for $79 million in New Jersey tax breaks failed to disclose criminal and civil proceedings in its application for the state award, according to a letter sent Thursday by the Teamsters labor union to the New Jersey attorney general and the Economic Development Authority.
Three port-related workers from across the country came to Capitol Hill yesterday to share their stories on how companies are taking advantage of their labor by misclassifying them as contract workers and how changes need to be made to federal law to stop the practice.
By a vote of 52-2, port trucking drivers at Seldat Distribution, Inc. in Southern California have voted to join Teamsters Local 63.
Port truck drivers and warehouse workers from XPO and NFI took part in a historic three-day strike in October 2018 to escalate the fight against misclassification, wage theft and abusive working conditions at the ports. Workers picketed terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, and joined together with community allies to take direct action for immigrant rigthts and workers' rights.
Concurrent rallies at picket lines in front of XPO in both San Diego and Commerce mark the second day of actions in Southern California. XPO workers raised their voices and shared their stories, all touching on how XPO’s labor practices negatively affect their life.
Port truck drivers and warehouse workers across Southern California mounted a first full day of actions striking at XPO Logistics and NFI Industries.