In 2016, Port of Oakland construction projects generated a grand total of $6.5 million in earnings for workers. A whopping 60% of those workers were local, significantly exceeding the Port’s 50% local hiring goal. Workers who live in Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, and Emeryville were responsible for 37% of the total work hours, a...
Construction truck drivers at the Port of Oakland will be protected from employee misclassification thanks to a landmark deal which labor advocates hope will set a precedent for the industry at large. Last Thursday, the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously to pass an enhanced Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to ensure...
Members of the Port of Oakland Trucker Association, a group that represents independent contractors who can not organize with a union, refused to work on Monday shutting down the SSA Marine’s Oakland International Container Terminal. The group represents about a quarter of the truckers who work at the port. In a statement the group...