We haul and handle our country's imports and exports for retail companies, for manufacturers, and for the U. Port drivers are working together with the Teamsters Union and other labor, community and faith allies to fight for change in the port trucking industry. The building was built in the 1940s and is poorly maintained. Port Strike cranks up October 26th-30th! As a result, the Port of Los Angeles issued a thirty-day notice to terminate requiring Cal Cartage to vacate the property as of November 11, 2018. Instead of cleaning up its act, the company is leaving the Port. Previous to this acquisition, Cal Cartage was owned and managed by Robert Curry Sr.
Now we have the opportunity to work for a good employer. This decision ordered the company to cease and desist the unlawful behavior, and was issued following a hearing held in June 2017. A hearing is scheduled for August 7, 2019 regarding compliance with the settlement. Citations included not providing workers with steel-toed boots, not properly attaching shipping containers to the dock, and repeat violations for unsafe brakes on forklifts. Workers were disciplined and terminated for union activity. Contact Carlos Santamaria to sign up for a picket line shift: Phone: 202 439-5343 Email: teamster. More than 75,000 strong, port drivers haul imports and exports, keeping the American economy running.
This is back breaking work and we do it to support our families and to contribute to our community. These drivers had their hearings in December 2017 and a decision is pending. In several instances, agencies have already determined that drivers were, in fact, employees. The machines, including forklifts, are not maintained and often have faulty brakes and horns—leading to accidents. Social Media Links - For more information on the port truck drivers' and port warehouse workers' campaign, visit. We move merchandise off of shipping containers and through warehouses before it ends up in stores.
We are proud to be professional truck drivers and proud of the service we provide. Under this federal program, California Cartage's customers received incentives such as deferred and reduced tariffs. Combined, more than 600 alleged misclassified drivers work for these companies. The investigation regarding the company's abatement of these citations is still active. Pacific Coast Highway, warehouse, including engaging in unlawful interrogation, implied threats of termination, and confronting workers in a physically aggressive fashion. In the course of that election, the company's actions largely cast serious doubt on the legitimacy of that election, including threatening and intimidating workers and engaging in coercion, surveillance and retaliation of workers during the election. A trial for the consolidated case was held the week of July 23, 2018 and a decision is pending.
The remaining 24 decisions have been appealed and the cases remain pending. All of these claims found that the drivers were, in fact, employees, and not independent contractors. In November 2018, drivers at Cal Cartage Express filed a claim for unpaid minimum wages and failure to provide paid sick days. We strongly encourage all Members to take part in the strike as we stand for Justice for Port Drivers! The company has been cited for serious health and safety violations twice in the past three years, and workers face serious retaliation resulting in unfair labor practices charges and five strikes. While Cal Cartage warehouse workers used to have good paying jobs that provided benefits, they have not had representation from a union in over 30 years and conditions have suffered.
Following an investigation that was conducted, a trial was held, and a decision is currently pending. With the dedicated support from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, community, and faith allies, we are fighting to change the logistics industry so we can win justice for ourselves and our families. Without us, America would stop. Several workers have been hurt just trying to walk around the facility due to potholes and poor infrastructure. If the company is unwilling to follow the law and play by the rules, and in so doing so puts the Port's proprietary interests at risk, then they are wise to vacate the property to make room for a company that will follow the law. It was noted in these citations that the chipped paint at this facility contains lead. .
On October 12, 2018, the Los Angeles City Council vetoed the Board of Harbor Commissioners' previous approval of a revocable permit between the Port of Los Angeles and California Cartage. The case was settled in December 2018. California Cartage Express, Case No. A third complaint was filed September 26, 2018. . . .
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