Media Highlights – Oakland

2012

Truckers Want Break on AuditsLos Angeles Business Journal, 10/1/12

Avoid (Or Evade) the Law: Just Label Em’ Independent ContractorsHuffington Post, 9/27/12

The Walmart model and the human cost of our low-price goodsThe Guardian, 7/25/12

Feds Take the Wheel on Drayage, Journal of Commerce, 7/16/12

Goldman Sachs and hard work, Open Democracy, 5/7/12

Teamsters Refuse to QuitJournal of Commerce, 2/6/12

What it’s like to be a truck driver at the Port of Oakland, Crosscurrents KALW, 1/11/12

2011

Congress considers law allowing other ports to mimic Clean Trucks Program, Long Beach Press-Telegram, 12/20/11

Schumer, Gillibrand Team Up for Cleaner Trucks, Politicker NY, 12/16/11

Protests shut down two US west coast ports, Financial Times, 12/13/11

How Goldman Sachs and Other Companies Exploit Port Truck Drivers — Occupy Protesters Plan to Shut Down West Coast Ports in ProtestAlternet, 12/10/11

Employers’ new ruse: “Independent contractors,” Salon.com, 10/7/2011

Op-ed: Must Take Wall Street Trickery Out of TruckingOakland Tribune, Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, 4/26/11

CA Attorney General Asks Court to Uphold Port’s Clean Truck ProgramBureau of National Affairs, 2/24/11

Calif. Bill Redefines Drayage Drivers as EmployeesThe Journal of Commerce, 2/23/11

Port Bill Keeps on Truckin’, CQ Weekly, 2/21/11

2010

Who’s Driving the Driver? Labor Groups Say Their Study Shows Port Drayage Drivers Are Being Misclassified As Independent OperatorsJournal of Commerce, 12/20/10

Authorities Crack Down on Firms That Misclassify WorkersUSA Today, 12/13/10

Unions Want Limit on Firms’ Use of ContractorsWall Street Journal, 12/8/10

A Long Haul: How the Gov’t Policy to Modernize Trucks Collides with its Policies to Promote High-Wage Jobs, American Prospect, 9/6/10

Bill Would Allow Stricter Trucking Regulations for PortsCalifornia Watch, 8/1/10

Op-ed: Ports Trade Tricks For Greener JobsPolitico, Carl Pope & James P. Hoffa, 7/29/10

Ports of ContentionRoll Call, 5/5/10

Filters Proving Costly to TruckersOakland Tribune, 4/26/10

Clearing the Air at American PortsNew York Times, 2/26/10

2009

Op-ed: Congress Must Give Port Authority to Help TruckersOakland Tribune, Christine Cordero & Rome Aloise, 12/25/09

Cleaner-Trucks Mandate Will Create Hardships at Port of OaklandNew York Times, 10/30/09

Op-ed: Driving Toward Cleaner Air at Our Nation’s PortsHuffington Post, Peter Lehner, NRDC & Carl Pope, Sierra Club, 10/28/09

Stuck on the Low Road, American Prospect, Dr. David Bensman, 10/5/09

Port Groups Look to Congress for Guidance as Legal Battle StallsEnergy & Environment Daily, 7/9/09

Blocking the Port: A New Lawsuit Seeks to Impede Oakland’s Ability to Regulate Dirty TrucksSF Bay Guardian, 6/3/09

2008

Port Pollution has Powerful EnemiesOakland Tribune, 7/22/08

Big Trucking Deal: A Diverse Coalition Wins a Battle to Regulate Air Pollution at California Ports, In These Times,4/7/08

Long Waits, Low Pay for Port DriversOakland Tribune, 1/1/08