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LA Port Truckers Seek to Unionize in New Gig Work Showdown

  • XPO Logistics says drivers are independent contractors
  • Pay and healthcare are issues during supply-chain crunch
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Hundreds of truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as their company claims.

In a Wednesday filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the Teamsters union requested a unionization election be held among around 250 drivers who work for the logistics company XPO Logistics Inc.