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Truck Drivers In Georgia Fight Back Against Wage Theft And Misclassification

Throughout the country hard working men and women are being screw out their hard earned money by companies who are “mis-classifying” their employees.

In a nutshell, a company hires a worker, say a truck driver, to do deliveries for the company.  The company hires the driver as an independent contractor, no matter how much or for how long he may work with the company.  The company pays a flat rate to the “independent contractor” and the driver is then responsible for literally everything else.

The driver must provide the truck including all regular and unscheduled maintenance, the vehicle insurance, and the company mandated cell phone.  What the company does not pay for is workman’s compensation insurance, healthcare, vacation or paid sick leave, or any type of retirement.  In some cases this means that these professional truck drivers are making below minimum wage for the hours they work.

These workers are getting shafted by these unscrupulous employers who are stealing from their own employers to line their pockets.  This is wrong and it has to stop!

The good news is that in Georgia, workers are coming together to fight back.

Watch this great video from the Port Drivers Union about their first hearing on Misclassification of workings in Savannah.  (Be sure to follow them on Facebook for more updates.)

 

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