Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The LA Fed is asking for your support for Teamsters Port Drivers and TPS families.
Earlier this year, the federal administration cancelled Temporary Permanent Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Once implemented, this will impact thousands of workers and their families in Los Angeles.
Port drivers are going on strike from October 1st to October 3rd to defend TPS for immigrant workers, and to expose the exploitation and discrimination that immigrant port workers are facing. We must stand with them to highlight this crisis.
Join us October 3rd at 11am to defend TPS for families and Port Drivers. We will be gathering at Wilmington Waterfront Park for a monumental action.
More info from their Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/332726523941112/
Many of the port drivers and warehouse workers in Los Angeles and Long Beach are immigrants and have been working at the port for many years as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries. The labor abuses faced by immigrant port truck drivers, Black and Latino warehouse workers and the cancellation of TPS highlight the challenges that immigrant workers currently face in gaining their full rights. Misclassification and subcontracting keep immigrants working at the port of LA under a system of modern-day indentured servitude with few ways of improving their working conditions. The cancellation of TPS pushes immigrant workers further into the shadows by taking away their ability to work legally and leaving them vulnerable to deportation.
A coalition of community and labor organizations are demanding a permanent legal solution for ALL TPS holders that will allow them to organize to improve their working conditions and the quality of life of themselves and their families.