Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA - Friday, the Teamsters announced that construction truck drivers at the Port of Oakland will be protected from employee misclassification and receive the prevailing wage, thanks to an enhanced project labor agreement (PLA) passed unanimously by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners on Thursday. A copy of the news release, and press contact, can be found here: https://teamster.org/news/2016/01/teamsters-applaud-agreement-ending-misclassification-port-oakland

Carson, California-based Teamsters Local 848, which currently represents more than 500 employee port truck drivers – and is on the front lines of ending misclassification at U.S. ports together with the Justice for Port Drivers’ campaign – issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Port of Oakland for taking misclassification seriously enough to reach an agreement with the Teamsters that will end the pervasive misclassification of construction truck drivers at this port complex. This is further evidence that all the wage and hour litigation, coupled with NLRB, EDD, and other rulings, has caused the ports and industry to realize that misclassification is a fraud and a growing liability,” said Eric Tate, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 848, which represents more than 500 port truck drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.