Port truck drivers march in protest of working conditions

Landline Magazine

March 9, 2018

“Fifty-three years ago, peaceful protesters in Selma began a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a demonstration to end racial discrimination and secure justice for Americans of color,” Eric Tate, secretary treasurer of Teamsters Local 848, said in a news release. “They were met by a line of officers with clubs and tear gas. The violence that unfolded became known as Bloody Sunday. Here at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Jim Crow racism continues. Economic injustice is rampant. Worker exploitation is a business model.”

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