Teamsters score a win against “sharecropping on wheels.” But will the trucking industry really change?

Lydie Depillis
The Washington Post
March 25, 2014

Along with auto technicians, fast food workers, and baggage handlers, another profession has been hit by the separation of labor from employer: Port truckers, who haul containers from cargo ships on short trips around the terminal. Years of deregulation have led to more of them being classified as "independent contractors," with lower pay and fewer rights, rather than unionized employees.

Yesterday, however, they took a step in the other direction, with a National Labor Relations Board determination that could start to reverse the trend.

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