Victor Cuevas is communications specialist with the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports.

Toll Group Truck Drivers Clinch New Power with First Union Contract at L.A. Ports

Victor Cuevas

A set of truck drivers who haul shipments of imported merchandise from our shores to America’s brand name stores will kick start 2013 with a raise that doubles their hourly pay. The extra $6+ change is part of a first-ever contract that shifts a bulk of their health care costs to their employer, grants overtime, paid sick leave and holidays, offers guaranteed hours and other terms for job security – not to mention a pension plan. The collective bargaining gains in an otherwise union-free private sector rival 21st century agreements in long-organized markets.