Trucking investigation sparks Senator action

Friday, August 4, 2017
By STAFF, USA TODAY

In response to the recent year-long USA TODAY NETWORK investigation about the port trucking industry, Rigged, a group of high profile Democratic Senators have signed a letter to the nation’s top retailers demanding that they crack down and root out “shameful” labor abuse of truckers.

Rigged is a year-long NETWORK investigation uncovering the mistreatment of port truck drivers in California. The investigation details the stories of drivers who say they were forced into debt and then required to work up to 20 hours a week for pay that dropped to pennies per hour.

The effort was led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), who is working with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),and California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, to pressure some of America’s largest retail brands to root our labor violation in the port trucking industry they rely on to move their goods.

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