In trucking, warehousing and, in fact, in a number of industries, worker misclassification is possibly the hottest topic today in labor relations.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
06 Jun 2016
Drayage companies that service the Port of New York and New Jersey are once again squaring off with the Teamsters union.
01 Jun 2016
The Teamsters union is accelerating its efforts to organize harbor truck drivers in Southern California.
09 May 2016
California drayage companies are not rushing to take advantage of new legislation that could shield them from fines and penalties if they classify their independent contractor drivers as employees.
06 May 2016
The California labor commissioner’s office has launched an amnesty program for trucking companies.
03 Mar 2016
Harbor trucking appears to be evolving into a two-model system. The independent-contractor model is best suited for entrepreneurial drivers who are comfortable with a high-risk, high-reward environment, while other drivers prefer the security of an hourly wage and guaranteed benefits.
17 Feb 2016
The recent decision by Hub Group to discontinue its employee-based drayage operation in Southern California is the latest event in a tug of war between the independent contractor model of trucking and the employee model that is likely to continue for some time to come and the result will impact costs for shippers.
04 Feb 2016
ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload arm of ArcBest, laid off more than 200 dock and yard workers as LTL shipments and tonnage dropped in the fourth quarter. ArcBest's asset-light businesses saw volumes rise in the same period.
06 Jan 2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union filed unfair labor practices charges against a Massachusetts-based trucking company that shut down Dec. 21, laying off 75 employees, including 40 truck drivers.
23 Dec 2015
The California Labor Commissioner ruled in favor of 38 drivers who claimed that drayage company Pacific 9 Transportation misclassified them as independent contractors, awarding the drivers a total of $6.9 million in stolen wages, with an average individual award of $182,270.
01 Nov 2015
The Teamsters union is eying California, a state with drivers clamoring for representation and a regulatory climate sympathetic to work misclassification, as a launching pad for a national drayage organizing push.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
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