Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LA port truck drivers on strike picket Green Fleet trucks

L.A. port strike still going strong
The L.A. port strike at Green Fleet Systems is still going strong as drivers look forward to a large rally at the company headquarters in Carson, Calif., this afternoon.

Teams of striking L.A. port truck drivers are following Green Fleet Systems’ trucks and picketing them when they stop to deliver at distribution centers, including the Skechers facility in Moreno Valley. Striking L.A. port truck drivers have picketed scabs everywhere they deliver during the 24-hour strike that began last evening at 5 pm.
They want to be Teamsters!

Delegations of port drivers and their supporters from laity and the community have delivered demand letters to the corporate headquarters of Skechers, Green Fleet’s most lucrative customer. They have also dropped letters at Pacific Enterprise Bank, the company’s main bank. Their message: Green Fleet workers will not allow the company to violate their right to form a union. They demand an end to anti-union harassment and intimidation from their company and its hired union busters.

We imagine Gary Mooney, Green Fleet’s president and owner, is reaching for the Advil.

The picket line is still standing strong. Earlier today, Labor Community Services of the LA County Federation of Labor distributed food donations for the strikers and their families. Teamsters are walking the mass rally.
Food donations for the striking port drivers.
line with the drivers. At 3 pm. hundreds of supporters will gather at the gates of Green Fleet’s main facility in Carson, Calif., for the

The L.A. port truck driver strike is just the first in a series of actions across the country by workers fed up with their employers’ abuse. Short, fast-food strikes are planned for Thursday in more than 30 cities. Thousands of workers, newly committed to providing a better future for their families and their coworkers, will likely join in similar actions around Labor Day.