Port truck drivers for
"XPO believes it can get away with misclassifying us as 'independent contractors' and that no one will notice," said
At the rallies, hundreds of port truck drivers and their supporters gathered to call on executives to treat employees fairly and end the practice of misclassification and retaliation. The strikers were joined by other XPO workers who have been speaking out about the company's abusive practices -- including a warehouse worker from
Port truck drivers for XPO have been challenging misclassification and exercising their rights as employees by engaging in collective action in the courts, in their truck yards, and at the ports - including 15 strikes in the last five years. This past spring, XPO drivers and dockworkers in
"Whether you're a driver like me or in a package facility in the south, the message XPO sends workers is that you don't matter. Your time, your safety, your quality of life is not important," said
The port truck drivers' strike comes as XPO workers across the country in warehouses and other occupations have been speaking out about the terrible workplace conditions.
Just yesterday, XPO warehouse workers in