LA/Long Beach Port Strike Ends In Petition

A week-long strike by truck drivers and warehouse workers at the port complex at Los Angeles/Long Beach ended last Friday with striking truckers delivering a petition with 10,000 signatures on it to Los Angeles City Hall, according to the American Journal of Transportation.

Drivers were picketing outside of trucking companies XPO Logistics, Cal Cartage, CMI, and Intermodal Bridge Transport over independent contractor status of drivers and also clean truck emissions programs, the costs of which truckers say the companies have passed on to them through onerous lease arrangements.

The drivers and warehouse ended their strike after they made unconditional offers to return to work at their place of employment.