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Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies
Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies

More than 120 truck drivers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports walked off the job Monday morning, organizers said, launching an indefinite protest against what they say are widespread workplace violations. The picket lines are the largest demonstration yet against several regional truck companies that haul freight from the nation's largest port complex. Drivers argue they are improperly classified as independent contractors, leaving them with fewer workplace protections and lower pay than if they were company employees, protest organizers said. Unlike previous protests, organizers haven't set an end date. Monday's picket lines, backed by Teamsters Local 848, target...

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