Trucking firm clash with drivers' union heats up and spreads into LA port

April 14, 2021

A confrontation between truck drivers and Universal Logistics, one of the largest trucking firms in southern California, has spilled into the port of Los Angeles. On Monday, drivers started a strike, picketing a truck yard of Universal Logistics subsidiary Southern Counties Express in Compton, demanding the company reinstate drivers allegedly dismissed illegally and respect the right to unionise. In addition, they called on management to negotiate ‘in good faith’ and stop classifying drivers as independent contractors.

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