Striking Port of LA truck drivers are back at the bargaining table thanks to support from SEIU Local 721 City of Los Angeles workers and members of the Fix LA coalition. It was solidarity between labor, the community and faith organizations that helped pressure port management into resuming talks.
SEIU 721 — which represents 10,000 blue and white collar workers across all LA’s municipal departments — lent staff and other strategic resources to assist the truck drivers in the Justice for LA/LB Port Drivers movement, a campaign spearheaded by Teamsters Joint Council 42.
SEIU 721 members, Fix LA partners, Teamsters Local 63 and the Fight for $15 campaign are standing together to fight for restoring crucial city services, minimum wage proposals, fairness for port workers and holding big Wall Street banks accountable for the outrageous fees they are charging the city. This partnership is critically important to advancing workers’ rights in both the private and public sectors.
When Fix LA brought over 1,500 city workers and community residents together for its march last month in Downtown LA, Teamsters were there to lend their support.
“The Teamsters are here to fight for the future of LA,” Randy Cammack, President of Joint Council 42 Teamsters and Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 63 announced at the Fix LA march.