Hundreds of truck drivers had protested AB5 at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach since July 13, bringing traffic to a halt.
Hundreds of truck drivers had protested AB5 at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach since July 13, bringing traffic to a halt. The protests had also spread to Oakland and Northern California several days later.
California State Assembly Bill 5, also known as AB5, is setting much tougher standards for classifying workers as independent contractors. Under this law, many independent truckers who are owner-operators, will find themselves at risk of losing the ability to work because AB5 will regulate the relationship between owner-operators and carriers and set tests that are difficult to meet.
Independent truck drivers are estimated to make up 90% of the operation of the Port of Oakland. Protesters blocked trucks from entering the port. In the meantime, the shipping containers at this port are stacking up, docking at sea without being unloaded.
Terminals at ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach claimed that the continuing walkout of labor had a relatively minor effect on operations. However, these ports were still recovering from a congestion crisis, which was compounded by the labor unrest. Congestion on the east coast has been brewing for many weeks already.
2023-02-08 940 Views Seaports
©2023 Seabay International Freight Forwarding Ltd. All rights Reserved