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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 …

L.A. City Council Unanimously Demands Retailers Clean Up Their Supply Chain

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 22, 2019 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] AB5: As California cracks down on illegal use of independent contractors… L.A. City Council Unanimously Demands That America’s Biggest Retailers Clean …

Striking CA Truckers Who Baul Borax Arrive at Rio Tinto’s Headquarters in Utah

PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 PRESS CONTACTS: Barb Maynard, (323) 351-9321; [email protected] Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911, [email protected] As disruptive strike continues at America’s largest seaport and Rio Tinto Boron Mine… NFI/California Cartage Express Drivers, Teamsters, Faith and Community …

Port Drivers of LA & Long Beach Regulatory and Litigation Overview

Drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been challenging their misclassification as “independent contractors” and exercising their rights as employees. They have been engaging in collective action at the courts, in their truck yards and at …