Senator Bernie Sanders meets with truck drivers… “Driving for 18 hours a day. Working for two weeks and taking home a paycheck worth nothing. No health care or overtime pay. These exploited truck drivers are living an “American nightmare.””
Bernie aldo shared videos yesterday about this problem.
Sanders wrote in a Facebook post: “Driving for 18 hours a day. Working for two weeks and taking home a paycheck worth nothing. No health care or overtime pay. These exploited truck drivers are living an “American nightmare.” I salute the Teamsters and Justice for Port Drivers for standing up and fighting back against abusive labor practices.”
He meets with a group of current and former port truck drivers who were classified as independent contractors and drivers tell Sanders how tough it is for them to make a living as they start out in debt after signing leases to buy company trucks and how much they sacrifice. During the meeting, one of the port truck drivers allowed Sanders to see his pay stub to show how, even though he worked at least 100 hours a week, he took home next to nothing because of deductions that were taken out of his check meanwhile he pronounced he had no idea what some of the deductions were for. Well not being pessimistic but while so happy to see someone talking about issues found in on industry, go back and google his thoughts on the transportation industry. He basically wants to puton rail and for us to only pick up/delivery local…