Three major companies are feeling the effects of a truck driver strike. Pacific Transportation 9, TTSI and Green Fleet are all being accused of employee misclassifications, because the drivers are classified as independent contractors instead of employees. Two major ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California -- through which approximately 40% of all imports travel -- will be where more than 120 drivers will be protesting.
The drivers have been on strike over misclassifications three times previously, but each of the strikes had a definitive end date. Those strikes normally lasted up to 48 hours. With the aid of the Teamsters union, this time the drivers are claiming that they will not be going back to work until they have their needs met.