Teamsters and Warehouse Worker Strike

Port of LA-Long Beach Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach are gearing up to launch their 16th strike in 5 years, starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The employees will be picketing at company facilities, marine terminals, rail yards, […]

CP Canadian Network Shutdown Due to TCRC & IBEW Strike

Update on April 24, 2018 “Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. on Friday tendered final offers to the bargaining committees of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to renew collective agreements. Consequently, the potential work stoppage that would […]

Drayage Drivers strike in LA

Drayage drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation began strikes this summer complaining they have been misclassified as independent contractors.  They are fighting to become actual employees of one of four teamster companies:  Eco Flow Transportation, Shippers Transport Express, Toll Group and Horizon Lines. [Teamster.org] There might […]

Drayage driver strike spreads to more companies, rail terminals

Drivers for Pacer and Harbor Rail Transport join a strike by drivers seeking recognition as employees. Excerpt from American Shipper  |  BY CHRIS DUPIN | NOVEMBER 18, 2014 A strike by port truck drivers seeking to be recognized as employees rather than as independent contractors spread to two […]

West Coast Port Congestion Update

The West Coast Port Congestion situation in the United States is only getting worse and continues to have a trickle effect on supply chains across the globe  including driving up air cargo prices.   Although there still hasn’t been a complete lockout or shutdown as […]

More turmoil at California ports

Port truck drivers picket in Los Angeles and Long Beach; ILWU says its members dismissed at Oakland Terminal. Excerpt from American Shipper  |  By Chris Dupin  |   NOVEMBER 13, 2014 Drivers who work for two drayage companies that deliver and pick up containers from terminals […]

Truckers Strike is Off

Business at LA Port is back to normal… For now! After a 5 day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, 150 truckers return to work today.  The Teamsters union is responsible for shutting down the strike, agreeing to enter a “cooling […]

Breaking News: All Eyes to the West

Excerpt from American Shipper | By Chris Dupin | July 11, 2014 The attention of carriers and shippers is focused Friday morning on events in Los Angeles and Long Beach, where a potentially volatile labor situation is unfolding. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and their employers, represented […]

Teamsters cause Chaos at LA port

Excerpt from American Shipper | By Chris Dupin |  July 10, 2014 The Teamsters said that on the fourth day of a strike by port truckers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach “picket lines are expected to be strong at trucking company yards and headquarters, […]