LOS ANGELES — A strike by some truckers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is being expanded, with protest organizers targeting three more companies they accuse of unfair labor practices.
Barb Maynard, a spokeswoman for the Teamsters Union, which is backing the drivers, says drivers from QTS, LACA Express and WinWin Logistics joined the ongoing labor action on Monday.
Truckers accuse those firms and others of improperly classifying them as contractors, not full-time employees, to minimize wages and benefits.
Representatives for LACA Express and WinWin declined to comment Tuesday. QTS could not immediately be reached for comment.
The truckers’ action comes as the powerful dockworkers union and multinational shipping lines are negotiating a new contract for about 20,000 workers on the West Coast.