CARSON (CNS) - Port of Los Angeles truck drivers from three companies walked off the job in Carson and Long Beach today, launching a 36-hour strike to protest what they called "unfair labor practices'' arising from their desire to join the Teamsters.
The work stoppage involving drivers from Green Fleet Systems, American Logistics International and Pacific 9 Transportation began at Drivers from Green Fleet Systems and American Logistics International said they were retaliated against for trying to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Green Fleet Systems drivers carried out a similar protest in August.
Drivers walked picket lines outside all three companies.
The group Justice for Port Drivers said the job action was meant to protest "unfair labor practices, including harassment, intimidation, and other violations of Federal labor laws."