Tag: Clean Truck Program

Watch: The Misclassification in Port Trucking

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 “I’m classified as an independent contractor, but I have very, very little control over the success or failure of my company.” -Dutch Prior, Port Truck Driver Part of CEH’s Safe Air, Water and Food campaign is the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports—fighting to restore stability to our Ports’ system and improve air quality in…

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Stand with Truck Drivers: Support Clean Air & Green Jobs!

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The current system is broken and it’s wreaking havoc on the lungs and livelihoods of millions of working families living near America’s ports. Support of good jobs and clean air by taking a pledge to support Port workers in their fight! Tell the global shipping and trucking industry that they must pay to clean up…

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Kamala Harris Supports the Clean Truck Program—and So Should Your Member of Congress!

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Last month, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case in support of efforts by the Port of Los Angeles to reduce air pollution through its Clean Trucks program. The Port of Los Angeles, together with the Port of Long Beach, constitutes the fifth-largest port in…

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Victory for California: Los Angeles Rules in Favor of the Clean Truck Program

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It’s about time.  In a tremendous legal victory for clean air and workers’ rights, a CA district judge has ruled in favor of the Los Angeles Clean Truck program.  The Clean Truck program allows the Port of Los Angeles to enforce all provisions of one of the most effective diesel reduction programs in the country!…

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My Word: Congress Must Give Port of Oakland Authority to Set Standards to Help Truckers

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Published in the Oakland Tribune on December 29, 2009 By Christine Cordero and Rome Aloise A THOUSAND truck drivers face unemployment in January when their rigs are banned from the Port of Oakland. The state is rightly enforcing new diesel truck emission standards, but these drivers can’t afford the new trucks or upgrades needed to…

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