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Some port truckers walk off job, picket harbor-area trucking firms
Some port truckers walk off job, picket harbor-area trucking firms

More than 120 truck drivers who usually work at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports walked off the job and set up picket lines Monday, organizers said, in a protest against what they contend are widespread workplace violations. As with previous protests, the walkout is focusing on a few regional trucking companies. But the protest had little effect on port operations during the day, spokesmen for both ports said. Several terminals were closed during the day because of a labor holiday. Unlike previous strikes, drivers — backed by Teamsters Local 848 — haven't set an end date. The truckers argue that they are improperly classified as independent contractors, leaving...

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