LA Times: Five-day trucker strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports ends


July 12, 2014 3:10 PM

More than a 120 striking truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted to return to work, ending a five-day protest that briefly halted cargo flows at the ports, organizers said.

The drivers decided late Friday to end their job action against three firms they accuse of widespread workplace violations. The decision came after the companies promised to allow all drivers back to work without retaliation and a request from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for a “cooling-off period,” organizers said.

In a statement, the mayor said that the city held meetings with both sides and that the outcome will allow Los Angeles’ harbor commission time to investigate the “serious allegations regarding worker safety, poor working conditions and unfair labor practices.”

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