Posts Tagged ‘trucker’

Dec
2016
5

$54M in Damages Awarded to Walmart Truckers

$54M in Damages Awarded to Walmart Truckers
  Last month, a federal jury found Walmart guilty of intentionally failing to pay the minimum wage to California truck drivers for tasks like washing and inspecting their vehicles. The jury awarded $54 million in damages to the drivers. The lawsuit also accused the retail chain of inadequate compensation for layovers: More than 800 drivers...
Oct
2016
5

Highway Robbery: Latest Trucker Misclassification Class Action Ruling Goes Workers’ Way

Highway Robbery: Latest Trucker Misclassification Class Action Ruling Goes Workers' Way
  A federal judge in New Jersey has given the green light to a class action lawsuit alleging employee misclassification. The lawsuit, brought by eight National Freight Inc. (NFI) delivery truck drivers, accuses the logistics company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors despite maintaining complete control over the...
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Mar
2016
2

Sen. Boxer, Slew of Opponents Again Forced to Beat Back Anti-Trucker Safety Provision in FAA Bill

Sen. Boxer, Slew of Opponents Again Forced to Beat Back Anti-Trucker Safety Provision in FAA Bill
  In a news conference on Friday, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) exposed a poison pill rider to the latest Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) bill that was attached at the behest of lobbyists who wish to see regulations concerning truck driver safety rolled back.  The same rider was attached to a highway bill last year before [&hellip...
Apr
2015
28

Dray Day: Truckers at Port of L.A. Strike Anew, Apply Pressure to Four Chronic Misclassifiers

Dray Day: Truckers at Port of L.A. Strike Anew, Apply Pressure to Four Chronic Misclassifiers
Nearly 500 truck drivers at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach went on strike yesterday, protesting their status as independent contractors and demanding better wages.  The decision to strike came after a weekend vote organized by the Teamsters union on behalf of the drivers. The misclassified truckers are taking action against four drayage...
Nov
2014
28

Misclass Mainstream: CNN Covers the Story of Independent Contractor Abuse at FedEx

Misclass Mainstream: CNN Covers the Story of Independent Contractor Abuse at FedEx
  After leaving his job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for what he thought would be a lucrative career at FedEx, Reggie Gray eventually found himself bankrupt and in the middle of a legal battle with the company. This lasted the better part of a decade before his story was told by CNN. [&hellip...
Nov
2014
21

Teamsters Locals Ain’t Nothin’ to Truck With: Third FedEx Freight Crew Votes to Unionize

Teamsters Locals Ain't Nothin' to Truck With: Third FedEx Freight Crew Votes to Unionize
  The campaign to unionize drivers at FedEx Freight and Conway forged ahead this week with another victorious vote, this time in North Carolina. 222 FedEx drivers at the Charlotte Terminal voted to join the Teamsters Local 71.  The successful election marked the third victory for the Teamsters union, which has also recently organized workers...
Aug
2014
12

“It takes a peculiar form of logic to cut pay steadily and then be shocked that fewer people want to do the job.”

  A newly suggested “skilled worker shortage” in the trucking industry provide an interesting example of the current economic ailments facing the American workforce.  More truckers are needed, owners say, while average pay for truckers is on the decline, a scenario which goes against the basic principles of economics.  As the New York...
Jul
2014
14

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker
  A month after his limousine was hit by a tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility and has announced a lawsuit against Walmart.   According to the lawsuit, the driver involved in the incident — which killed one and injured three — had traveled [&hellip...
Feb
2014
24

Worse Than We Thought: Trucker Misclassification Costs the U.S. $1.4B Annually, Report Says

  According to a new report, misclassification of port truckers costs the nation $1.4 billion annually.  ...