Eliyahu Kamisher

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trucker AB 5 Blockade Ends at Port of Oakland

A Matson cargo ship at the Port of Oakland in November of 2021 A Matson cargo ship at the Port of Oakland in November of 2021. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Fruit, nuts and wine are again flowing through the Port of Oakland after truckers quietly ended a multiday blockade over the weekend amid a crackdown on AB 5 protesters by port authorities.

Eliyahu Kamisher | Bay Area News Group
July 25, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Truckers Defy AB 5 ‘Free Speech Zones,’ Continue Oakland Blockade

Truckers rally during a protest in front of Matson shipping at the Port of Oakland Truckers rally during a protest in front of Matson shipping at the Port of Oakland on July 21. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via Tribune News Agency)

A group of California truck drivers trying to force changes to the AB 5 state labor law brought the Port of Oakland to another standstill on July 22, continuing a multiday chokehold on one of the West Coast’s busiest shipping hubs.

Eliyahu Kamisher | Bay Area News Group
July 22, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Truckers Decry AB 5 Labor Law at Oakland Port

AB 5 protest at Port of Oakland A truck is blocked by protesters at the main entrance of the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., July 18. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via Tribune Content Agency)

Over 100 truck drivers showed up at the Port of Oakland in California on July 18, not to move cargo but to protest a state labor law they say could end their independence — and their livelihood.

Eliyahu Kamisher | Bay Area News Group
July 19, 2022