Thirty-eight members of Local 135, Indianapolis, Indiana, have been out on strike since August, 2014, to protest Diamond Trucking's attempt to lower their wages.
Striking Teamsters at TW Perry got a welcome boost from community and labor solidarity yesterday when DC Jobs with Justice and other groups headed to Springfield, Virginia for a rally to show their support.
Teamsters Port division video, Unrest Area, with highlights from the five strikes that occurred over the past 18 months in Long Beach, California, in support of port truck drivers.
Teamsters at TW Perry launched a strike early Tuesday morning against the local contractor supplier's bad faith bargaining. Frustration among workers, represented by Teamsters Local 639 in Washington, DC, has been building over several months.
On Friday, port truck drivers from the Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport in Long Beach, Calif., who had struck to protest wage theft due to their misclassification as "independent contractors", took down their picket lines and made an unconditional offer to return to work.
Early Tuesday morning, the port truck driver strike spread from the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach to intermodal rail yards that are serviced by Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport (HRT). These rail yards dispatch cargo to and from warehouses and distribution centers across America.
Port truck drivers in Los Angeles/Long Beach,Calif., continued their strike today against drayage companies Pac 9 and TTSI.