The picketing drivers that serve the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have become victorious with three of the five trucking companies agreeing to discuss labor disagreements and “resolve outstanding issues.” As a result, the drivers have discontinued their strike and are preparing to sit down and discuss the issues. The trucking companies stated that they “respect drivers’ right to choice with regard to unionization.” The picketing drivers were mainly protesting for fair wages, implicating all six companies of purposely misclassify drivers as independent contractors, which in turn, did not require them to pay drivers as full employees. This would bring the drivers’ paychecks below minimum wage.


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