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Media Advisory: Port Truck Drivers Go on Strike, Demand Trucking Companies Follow the Law

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: April 12, 2021 Contact: Matt Lopez, Matt.Lopez[at]berlinrosen.com Port Truck Drivers Go on Strike, Demand Trucking Companies Follow the Law, Reinstate Illegally Fired Workers, Bargain for Fair Contract Strike follows NLRB complaint alleging 20 violations of labor law …

Sen. Gonzalez, Sen. Durazo, Asm. Carrillo to Unveil Legislative Package to Protect Essential Port Truck Drivers

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: April 5, 2021 Contact: Matt Lopez, Matt.Lopez[at]berlinrosen.com *PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11:30am* MON: Sen. Gonzalez, Sen. Durazo, Asm. Carrillo to Unveil Legislative Package to Protect Essential Port Truck Drivers Pandemic underscores urgency of justice for misclassified port truck …

Port Drivers Offered Free COVID-19 Testing at Port of LA

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: June 25, 2020 CONTACT: Adan Alvarez, [email protected] Forced to Work Without Sufficient PPE, Teamsters to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Port Truck Drivers Trucking Companies Routinely Misclassify Drivers as Independent Contractors, Denying them Key Benefits and Protections …

Teamsters to Distribute Masks, Food to Port Truck Drivers Impacted by COVID-19

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: May 28, 2020 CONTACT: Adan Alvarez, [email protected] Elana Bodow, [email protected] Matt Lopez, [email protected]  TODAY: Teamsters to Distribute Masks, Food to Port Truck Drivers Impacted by COVID-19 Majority of Truck Drivers Report Declining Pay as Illegal Misclassification as …

Coronavirus News Clips

Port Drivers are essential workers and have been impacted by the health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus as well as the slowdown at the Ports of LA and Long Beach May 17, 2020: LA Times: The price of …

AB-5 | Statement on preliminary injunction regarding truck drivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] Teamsters Port Division Reacts to Preliminary Injunction Regarding Assembly Bill 5’s Application to California Truck Drivers PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, …

Teamsters Reacts to CA Judge Ruling On Assembly Bill 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] Teamsters Port Division Reacts to CA Judge Ruling That Assembly Bill 5 Does Not Apply to Port Truck Drivers PORTS OF …

Universal Fires Employee Drivers, Replaces with Misclassified Independent Contractors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 23, 2019 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] Just days before Christmas and weeks before AB5 takes effect in California… 70 Employee Port Truck Drivers Fired; Told ‘Get Your …

CA Trucking Association lawsuit perpetuates misclassification and wage theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2019 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] Teamsters react to CA Trucking Association lawsuit to perpetuate misclassification and wage theft at America’s largest port complex PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG …

XPO Drivers File New Claims In Wake of AB5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2019 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] In the wake of AB 5, port and rail drivers for global logistics company hauling for Toyota & BMW win $800,000 court …