Savannah port truck drivers plan on rallying Tuesday for more pay.
A protest began at 8 a.m. at the Georgia Ports Authority Headquarters Tuesday morning. It's all part of an ongoing fight by port truck drivers across the country.
The drivers say the main issue is their classification as "independent contractors" by their employers which they say keeps them from getting the same pay and rights as if they were regular full-time employees.
Drivers say they work long hours, hauling nearly $4 billion worth of cargo every day, but they say they still often make below minimum wage. They say their classification as "independent contractors" keeps them from being able to fight back, and in fact, they're calling this an "illegal misclassification."
On Tuesday, Savannah port truck drivers will deliver a letter to the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority demanding a public statement on the issue, and will also ask the Ports Authority to meet with all Savannah port truck drivers to discuss solutions.
This is not just a protest for Savannah drivers, as protesting in Los Angeles as well as around the country have already taken place.
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