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Lawsuit filed against XPO for misclassification of port drivers

XPO Logistics, the Connecticut-based corporation that bought Con-way last year, is facing a class action lawsuit claiming three of its trucking subsidiaries misclassified drivers as independent contractors, according to Los Angeles Superior Court documents. At least one other trucking company – Intermodal Container Services Inc. – is also part of the lawsuit.

State Tells L.A. Port Firm It Can’t Pretend Driver Employees Are Contractors

One by one, 38 truckers who service the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach pulled up in front of the California Labor Commissioner and made their pitch to be classified as employees, not independent contractors, and be reimbursed for lost wages. This month, it was announced, they all won.

LA-Long Beach drayage firm loses driver classification case

The California Labor Commissioner ruled in favor of 38 drivers who claimed that drayage company Pacific 9 Transportation misclassified them as independent contractors, awarding the drivers a total of $6.9 million in stolen wages, with an average individual award of $182,270.

Port drivers win millions in back pay from trucking firm

A port trucking firm in Carson has been ordered to turn over nearly $7 million in back pay to 38 drivers, the latest in a series of recent wins for port drivers and the Teamsters union that has been trying to organize them.

Labor friction escalates between California port truckers, shippers

The Teamsters have managed to obtain union contracts for about 500 drivers through “labor peace” agreements with several trucking companies at the ports. But the IBT drivers were the first group of misclassified workers in which a majority had petitioned for union representation from inside the company.

Head of Teamsters, Jim Hoffa, stands with striking truckers in Long Beach

“You have the support of the 1.4 million Teamster members,” Hoffa said. “We will bring justice to port truck drivers and warehouse workers nationwide.” The truck drivers who ferry goods to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Monday

Port truck drivers and warehouse workers strike together for better wages and ’employee’ status

Workers from California Cartage, a warehouse at the Port of L.A., have joined striking truckers who drive for Pacific 9 Transportation and XPO Logistics, creating the potential for disruption at two key links in the cargo supply chain.

PHOTOS: Teamsters President Hoffa Shows Support for Port Strikers

Striking port truck drivers and other supply chain workers strike at ITS Marine Terminal, Port of Long Beach in Long Beach CA. Tuesday October 26, 2015.

Will aggrieved workers get their day in court?

Trucking companies that employ hundreds of drivers are now insisting the drivers sign arbitration contracts waiving their right to file complaints…

Striking port truck drivers to escalate picketing today

On Thursday, Sept. 10, thirty-eight (38) misclassified “independent contractor” port truck drivers – many of whom have been on strike against their employer, Pacific 9 Transportation, six times in the last two years and are now entering the tenth week of their sixth strike – concluded an historic six weeks of testimony in back-to-back individual hearings before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), during which they provided evidence of more than $6 million in Wage Theft. On Monday, September 14, the striking drivers, who will be joined on the picket line by drivers from recently-unionized drayage companies Shippers Transport Express and Eco Flo Transportation, will escalate their picketing beginning at 6:00 AM PST at the company’s truck yard in Carson, California.