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Port labor dispute sizzles with mediator, warehouse lawsuit

From Land Line Magazine:

If the mediation settles problems with warehouse workers and the maritime association, don’t expect all labor problems surrounding the twin ports to stop.

In December, five employees filed a lawsuit against California Cartage Co. and two staffing services for alleged violations of Los Angeles’s living wage ordinance. The suit comes on the heels of complaints by truck drivers that multiple port-based motor carriers are misclassifying drivers as independent contractors to drive down wages and withhold employee benefits.

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