National, Transportation

XPO Ordered To Pay $855K In Stolen Wages To 4 Port Truckers

April 23, 2017   
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
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Los Angeles, CA – California’s Labor Commissioner is ordering XPO logistics to re-pay more than $850,000 in stolen port trucker wages to four Port Of Los Angeles/Long Beach drivers. The workers were illegally mis-classified as independent contractors instead as what they are – employees.

Jose Herrera is one of the drivers who’s wages were stolen by XPO.

[Jose Herrera]: “The Labor Commissioner issues a ruling that XPO owes me alone $279,415.83 cents. The total awarded to me and the other drivers is $855,285.62 and more cases are pending in courts.”

Herrera says XPO illegally classifies workers as contractors, and then deducts business expenses from the paychecks of these workers. The truckers are in a union organizing drive backed by the Teamsters.

Herrera says what XPO is doing is illegal exploitation of port truckers – denying them what employees are entitled to.

[Jose Herrera]: “I have no workers compensation if I get injured on the job. That means that I have no disability insurance if something was to happen to me. I have nothin’.

XPO is breaking the law by exploiting its workforce. No only is it wrong, but it’s illegal. And as you can see, very expensive.”

April 22, 2017

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