From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Oct 22 2013
Truckers Shut Down Port of Oakland
Tue Oct 22 2013
Port Of Oakland Truckers Shut Down Multiple Terminals, Deputies Ordered to Break Pickets
Oakland Port Truckers have formed the Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) to organize for better conditions and compensation. On October 21, hundreds of independent truckers and over a hundred supporters turned out at 5am at the Port of Oakland in protest of escalating costs for truckers and deteriorating work conditions at the Port. Truckers staged picket lines at multiple terminals. The two largest terminals were shut down, and multiple smaller terminals were disrupted or shut down. Port Truckers returned to the Port at 5:30pm to shut down the evening shift, and they continue to ask supporters from the public to join them again at the SSA Terminal.

Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies attacked picket lines, injuring at least two, and forced many picketers onto the sidewalk. They cited a law prohibiting people from blocking thoroughfares and a restraining order from the Port and City of Oakland, but Dan Siegel, a lawyer with the National Lawyers Guild who was on site, confirmed that the pickets were legal and neither the law cited nor the restraining order were grounds to deny the truckers their right to picket. Longshoremen refused to cross the picket line and went home for the day, despite losing pay after an unfavorable ruling from labor arbitrators.

Owner-operator truckers are demanding that terminal owners, who make massive profits each year, offset the expense of costly upgrades needed for trucks to be in compliance with new environmental laws. Truckers are also asking to be paid when they are forced to sit in long lines waiting for cargo loads for two hours or more. They can wait in lines up to 8 hours, which limits the amount of loads they can haul in a day and requires them to burn fuel, which they pay for. With the new SSA merger of multiple terminals on the port, congestion is at an all-time high, while SSA has only hired 20 new Longshoremen to alleviate Port traffic.

Read More | photoPort Truckers and Community Activists Converge to Shut Down the Port | photoPort of Oakland Strike is Underway | pdfCity and Port of Oakland file Temporary Restraining Order Against Port Truckers | Open letter to the community from Port Truckers | calendarSolidarity picket, assembly, and potluck for BART Workers and Port Truckers | calendarPort Truckers SHUT DOWN THE PORT OF OAKLAND
10/21/16 32-Year-Old Man with Garden Rake Deemed Threat, Killed by Santa Cruz Police Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/19/16 NFL Quarterback Kaepernick Inspires Resistance to Mindless Nationalism at Athletic Events Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Anti-War | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S.10/19/16 Despite Interference by Oakland Police, Protesters Marched for Keith Lamont Scott Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay10/10/16 Identity Evropa Leader Operating Out Of CSU Stanislaus, Spreading Fascist Propaganda Front Page | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | Arts + Action | Central Valley | San Francisco | California | U.S.10/10/16 Mothers and Fathers Speak Out In SF Against Racist Police Murders and Executions Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco10/09/16 Diallo Neal's Mother Continues to Demand Justice for Son Despite Statute of Limitations Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay10/04/16 Bay Area Rallies on International Day in Solidarity with People of Haiti Front Page | Peninsula | California | Haiti | Americas10/04/16 "Bye Libby" Campaign Collecting Signatures for Special Election to Remove Oakland Mayor Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay | Government & Elections10/02/16 Historic California Law to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Drug War | California | Government & Elections10/01/16 Timelines Map San Francisco and Hayward Killings by Law Enforcement, 1990 - Present Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | East Bay10/01/16 Legal Victory Overturns Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of California Public Land to Fracking Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | Labor & Workers | Front Page
If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest Isis Feral Thursday Oct 20th 9:03 PM
Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless Lynda Carson Thursday Oct 20th 5:58 PM
10/19/16 Yvette Felarca Defense at Berkeley School Board First Generation American Thursday Oct 20th 5:26 AM
Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for Lynda Carson (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 6:01 PM
Winter is Coming - Stop Persecuting the Homeless! Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission Tuesday Oct 18th 11:10 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
OSHA Chief Michaels and DOL Secretary Perez In Corruption Scandal At DOL/OSHA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica Thursday Mar 31st 5:37 AM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! Labor Video Project (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Hell bats R US...10-18-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 1:57 PM
War on Syria NOT civil...10-11-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 11th 2:35 PM
Crimen Sollicitationas...10-4-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 4th 1:51 PM
Kevin Cooper, prop. 62, 66 mtg....9-27-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 27th 2:00 PM
Syllabus for a class on the Structures of Racialization Steve Martinot Tuesday Sep 27th 6:49 AM
MSM air cover for ISIS...8-20-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 20th 1:57 PM
Q to Brian...9-13-16 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 13th 2:29 PM
The BIG Lie-KPFA Manager Threatens "Shutdown" Or "Part time" Station Stop The Lies (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 6th 10:23 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]