LA-Long Beach Truckers Strike – Truckers at four of the largest local drayage companies began a strike this week at the Ports of LA and Long Beach.  The truckers are arguing that they should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.  The targeted truckers include Pacer Cartage; Harbor Rail Transport (HRT); Pac 9 Transportation, and Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT).

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May Day Protests at Port of Oakland – ILWU Local 10 has announced support for Bay Area protest on May 1, International Workers’ Day.  The longshoremen will stop work to protest “the recent escalation in police brutality throughout the U.S.”  This date is traditionally used by the longshore unions as a day of protest.

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Infographic – 20 Ways The Shipping Container Took Over The World

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