Drivers Complain About Work Retaliation
Some truck drivers have asked the NLRB to look into cases involving workplace retaliation. They believe employers have purposefully delayed loading/unloading as well as instructions in response to the drivers working towards better driver conditions. These dispatch delays often cause drivers to sit for hours, just wasting time. Or, withholding a job from a driver completely. Already the NLRB has sided with the drivers, calling for 6 drivers to be re-instated after they were fired in February. In 1980, a driver made on average $110,000 per year. Now? Drivers on average make about $40,000 per year. With the decline in pay, the drivers are looking to at least be compensated via fair working conditions.