Drayage truckers back on strike at California's twin ports

By Land Line staff | Thursday, November 13, 2014

On Thursday morning, owner-operators who drive for two carriers resumed the picketing at marine terminals and trucking yards at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

After a five-day strike back in July, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brokered a “cooling off” period that  included an agreement by companies to accept all drivers back to work without retaliation. The container haulers accuse Total Transportation Services and Pacific 9 of violating the terms of that agreement.

The truckers – who want to be recognized as employees – say the companies have since fired dozens of drivers who made claims of wage theft and charged that illegal deductions were taken from their paychecks.

“Land Line Now” News Anchor Reed Black contributed to this article.

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