Stop lawbreakers from doing business at ports!

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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The verdict is in: port trucking and warehouse companies are breaking practically every labor law on the books. At America’s largest port complex in So. California, they've even been caught for insurance fraud and not making payroll tax deposits. But the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the point of entry for 40% of U.S. imports, from sneakers to iPads to new kitchen appliances bound for giant retailers in every U.S. zip code like Target, Walmart, and Home Depot – are still allowing these lawbreakers to come into the ports to conduct business. From Wall Street to the docks, the economy has been rigged to benefit giant corporations and the wealthiest one-percent while regular workers like port truck drivers and warehouse workers get left behind.

Together, we can do something about this scam and begin to close the wealth gap between the billionaires who run America and the workers who make America run.

Sign this petition today to demand the Ports of LA and Long Beach STOP big business and Wall Street interests from exploiting regular American workers like the truck drivers and warehouse workers.

To: Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
From: [Your Name]

To POLA & POLB:

I stand with thousands of others that have signed this petition to demand that you take immediate action to stop lawbreaking companies from operating at your port.

Allowing trucking and warehouse companies to break the rules while continuing to benefit from gaining access to the ports – or leasing property from the ports – only hurts progressive companies that are following the rules and trying to create good jobs at the ports.

The list of decisions against trucking and warehouse companies keeps getting longer and longer:

• The California Labor Commissioner has issued over 300 decisions, awarding over $32 million in back pay to port drivers subjected to wage theft. There are over 500 additional cases waiting to be heard.
• To date, Superior Courts have upheld every Labor Commissioner decision that has been appealed.
• The National Labor Relations Board has issued several complaints against trucking and warehouse companies for trying to silence workers and prevent them from joining together to improve their working conditions.
• Trucking company owners were recently arrested on felony charges for insurance fraud and held on $900,000 bail each.
• Warehouse companies have been charged for violating health and safety rules.
• Trucking companies have been audited and fined for not paying their payroll and unemployment insurance taxes.

The lawbreaking must stop and you have the power to enforce the laws. It’s time for labor peace at the ports! Please take action today.

Sincerely,