Misclassification Flouts Drivers' Union Rights, NLRB Claims

Law360, New York (April 22, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board regional official has accused a trucking services provider company of committing unfair labor practices by misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors in order to block the Teamsters from organizing them.

Regional Director Olivia Garcia, who heads the NLRB’s Region 21 office covering Southern California, issued a complaint on April 18 alleging that Intermodal Bridge Transport Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act when it misclassified its drivers. Under the NLRA, independent contractors don't have the right to organize a union....
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