fix articles 47367, truckers
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
Troqueros Declare Victory! (tags)
Independent truckers announce the LA port will shut down on May 1, the first victory for the 2007 May Day Mobilization for Immigrants' Rights.
Truckers picket West Coast intermodal hub (tags)
The Industrial Workers of the World organized an owner-operator protest Dec. 7 over traffic tickets issued by the BNSF Railway at its Los Angeles-area facility.
As Immigrants Strike, Truckers Shut Down Nation's Largest Port (tags)
By Chris Kutalik - June 2006
Troqueros Huelga – Truckers Strike (tags)
Uploaded is an interview with Ernesto Nevarez, a community member helped to rally community support for the Troqueros and their strike.
Truckers Set to Shut Down LA Harbor on May 1st. (tags)
"Day Without and Immigrant" Spreads to the LA Harbor.
LA Harbor Shut Down (tags)
Is a shut down of the LA Harbor possible?
SCAF with IWW and the Harbor Truckers March on Labor Day (tags)
Families with happy faces are bathing in a sea of american flags, proudly holding their union's banner and some signs, most of them telling us "Teachers are the real action heroes" and "Nurses are the real action heroes" (we loved these signs!).
Truckers Join IWW, Win 2-Day Strike (tags)
More than 200 Stockton owner-operator truckers working out of the rail yards in California's Central Valley have joined the IWW since July and won several victories.
Nationwide Port Driver Shutdown (tags)
Port truck drivers will be shutting down nationally
[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)
TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???
For 8 days in May, Truckers closed the Port of Oakland (tags)
For eight days in May, the Port of Oakland was virtually shut down by truckers striking for better conditions. The same port had been closed down by antiwar protesters just three weeks before, so a small contingent of us from Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) joined them as a community support group and reported their struggle on Indymedia.
Truckers – On the Road to Empowerment (tags)
****LAIMC Report Back**** South Gate CA May 8th 2004 Caught in an economic ripsaw of rising prices and no representative voice harbor independent truckers met at a park in South Gate. Approximately two hundred truckers had gathered around an amp and microphone as many in the group came forward to express their thoughts in dealing with the deepening hardship griping their profession.
Independent Truckers Strike! (tags)
Independent owner/operators on the West Coast carry their strike through the weekend. Signs of growing solidarity felt in the Oakland area and up and down the Coast.
Update on truckeros strike (tags)
Urgent call for support and people with the capabilities to document what's happening
URGENT:Truckers Supporting Strikers Need Help (tags)
Support continued pickets at distribution centers. Don't let scab truckers get the upper hand; support striking truckers. Time is tight. Do it right now.
UK indymedia comment on Fuel Tax Protest (tags)
Mayday UK comment on Fuel Tax Protests. http://uk.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=265