West Coast truck strike again slows ag exports

Truck drivers at the Unit­­ed States’ largest port complex were on strike last week, holding up agricultural products traveling to and from the United States.

Truck drivers at the Los An­­geles and Long Beach ports last week directed a strike at Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport. The Teamsters was one of the primary catalysts behind the strike, arguing that drivers at these companies are misclassified as independent contractors and should be classified as employees and possess the right to unionize.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the largest port complex in the United States, handling more than 15 million containers of grain, oilseeds and meat exports each year, according to...

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