Long Beach Post: Port Truckers Continue Indefinite Strike; Dockworkers Forced Back to Work

by BRIAN ADDISON & MAREN MACHLES JULY 09 2014 09:18

“Si se puede!” was continually chanted as picketers gathered at four terminals Tuesday morning to protest unfair labor treatment at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports as a strike that began Monday continues to roil port operations.

120 drivers from the same three trucking companies whose laborers went on strike last April—Green Fleet Systems, Total Transportation Service Inc and Pacific 9 Transportation Inc.—the indefinite strike has completely shut down the Evergreen terminal according to LAANE Communications Specialist Allison Mannos. This marks the fourth strike of its kind within a year; however, this strike’s indefinite length could disrupt operations more than previous strikes.

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