LA and Long Beach brace for another truckers strike

LA and Long Beach brace for another truckers strike

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are bracing for yet another truckers strike on Monday. The Los Angeles Times reports around 100 workers are expected to take part in the industrial action next week.

According to a release, the truckers are protesting “exploitation by greedy corporations using predatory subcontracting schemes, including misclassifying employees as independent workers in order to lower wages, deny them benefits such as health insurance, unemployment, and workers compensation”.

Monday’s imminent action would represent the fifteenth strike to hit these two Californian ports in the past four years.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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