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California Port Firms Unlawfully Busted Union, NLRB Judge Says

Oct. 20, 2021, 5:31 PM

Logistics and trucking companies operating at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles violated federal labor law as part of a campaign to disrupt union organizing, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.

An affiliate of Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. laid off its employee drivers days after they joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and sent their work to independent contractor drivers—who lack unionizing rights—at another affiliate, an administrative law judge found Tuesday. Two other Universal affiliates let go of employee drivers in the early stages of a unionization effort while keeping contractor drivers, the judge said.

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