A plan to overhaul the port trucking industry was hailed Tuesday by drivers who foresee more stable jobs and enough money to afford necessities such as medical insurance for their families, the Daily Breeez reports.
But questions remain, along with hints of a possible lawsuit by the California Trucking Association.
The association has criticized the plan, questioning the ports' authority under federal and state law to change the industry's business model. The plan also would allow the Teamsters union to organize port truckers for the first time since deregulation in 1980.
At a meeting Tuesday, drivers were invited to comment on the plan that would make them trucking company employees rather than independent "owner-operators." Another meeting for truck drivers is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington.
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