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Truckers Protest California Gig-Work Law at Three Key Ports

  • Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland see protests, HTA says
  • AB5 law changes employment status for 70,000 truckers
Trucks pull shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

Trucks pull shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg
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Truckers servicing some of the US’s busiest ports are staging protests Wednesday as state-level labor rules that change their employment status begin to go into effect, creating another choke point in stressed US supply chains.

Transport workers are demonstrating at the California port gateways of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, the Harbor Trucking Association said in a statement. The protests have had no impact on operations at the Los Angeles complex, Executive Director Gene Seroka said.