Demanding Employee Status, Wage-Theft Protection, Truck Drivers’ Protest Continues at Port Complex

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and union leaders joined port truck drivers in San Pedro Thursday morning as the fourth day of strikes slogged on at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with port truck drivers demanding equal pay from short-haul trucking companies as well as legislation that would put an end to wage theft and misclassification.

 

Unanswered Questions Surround Tesoro Merger That Would Make It Largest Refinery on West Coast

A project approval that could merge the Tesoro Refinery in Carson with a southern facility in Wilmington making it the largest oil refinery on the West Coast is nearing completion but questions surrounding the impact the project would have on an area of Southern California notorious for its refinery related pollution persist.