TEAMSTER.ORG | Port truck drivers and warehouse workers picketing during the last week at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will end their actions this afternoon with a march through south Los Angeles to the site of California Cartage, an employer who has engaged in misclassification and other labor law violations.
Striking drivers and warehouse workers were set to be joined by labor, community, elected and faith leaders as they walked through the streets of the Wilmington neighborhood towards the Port of LA, where Cal Cartage is located. It is the culmination of five days of picketing and protests that began May 31 when workers launched massive unfair practice strikes against not only Cal Cartage, but XPO Logistics and Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT) as well.
The strike is the 13th in the past two years highlighting injustice of the working model used by many port trucking firm employers. That includes misclassifying workers as “independent contractors” and engaging in wage theft. And those on the job have had enough!