Port of Oakland
For the second time this week, independent truckers held a protest Friday at the Port of Oakland for better pay, and for financial help in complying with new emissions standards they say could drive them away from home.
Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the death of a worker at the Port of Oakland on Monday afternoon.
A worker was killed in an accident at the Port of Oakland Monday afternoon, Oakland police said.
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association announced on Monday that drivers will walk off the job as early as next week if they don’t get financial help meeting new clean-air standards.
Food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport said Thursday that they plan to strike at some point during the holiday season to protest what they say are unfair labor practices, including low wages.
A convoy of trucks circled Oakland City Hall during Wednesday’s lunch hour as Mayor Jean Quan and air regulators met with members of the Port of Oakland Truckers Association over upcoming pollution rules.
City and state officials broke ground Friday on a $500 million redevelopment project at a former U.S. Army base that will create a new hub for transporting cargo into and out of Oakland.
Hundreds of truckers at the Port of Oakland walked off the job Monday over issues with what they have called unfair conditions.
A protest by as many as 120 truckers forced some terminals at the Port of Oakland to close temporarily Monday but Oakland police were working to try to keep all the terminals operational, a port spokeswoman said.