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Teamsters praise lawsuit against Los Angeles trucking companies. The Teamsters Union in January 2018 praised the Los Angeles city attorney for filing lawsuits against three port trucking companies, all owned by NFI Industries. The union said the suits allege that the companies intentionally misclassified hundreds of truckers as independent contractors, rather than employees, to avoid providing benefits and paying applicable taxes. A statement from the union said the Teamsters applaud Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer for taking aggressive action against these market-leading companies—K&R Transportation, CMI, and California Cartage Express. Fred Potter, director of the Teamsters Port Division and international vice president said, We hope this will send a strong message that not only these companies, but [also] the entire port trucking industry, must stop breaking labor laws.

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