Seattle Port Strike Challenges ‘Independent Contractor’ Lie — In These Times

SEATTLE–Employers say they’re “independent contractors.” Drivers call that a legal trick to deny them their rights–a nice-sounding label obscuring an ugly reality.

For two weeks in February, this argument raged at terminal gates in the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Hundreds of truckers, who normally ferry huge shipping containers from dockside to waiting trains and warehouses, refused to get behind the wheel and drive. Instead, they caravanned to the terminal gates and appealed to their coworkers to climb out of their cabs and join their strike.

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Seattle Port Strike Challenges ‘Independent Contractor’ Lie — In These Times.

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