This morning,warehouse workers are at the Los Angeles Harbor Commission demanding that California Cartage retain employment for all workers at their warehouse at the port. Cal Cartage appears to be violating the City Service Worker Retention Policy by not keeping workers on the job after changing staffing agencies this Monday. This retaliatory action will not stand. Workers are speaking up and demanding respect.
And these workers know they are not alone. Over 2200 of you have signed the petition to demand these workers be retained. On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents District 15, which includes Wilmington and the Port, sent this letter to the Port of Los Angeles demanding workers be treated with respect, provided with a living wage and labor peace. California Cartage is proving to be a bad actor on multiple levels and has no right to operate at the port with impunity. Thank you to Councilman Buscaino and other councilmembers who stand with these workers.