Truckers discuss crisis, ‘There’s almost no work’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — “You see all these trucks? They haven’t moved for weeks,” Jimmy Calloway, an independent owner-operator working on his rig at a truck stop here in early April, told Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, and…

‘Teamsters union treated owner-drivers as fellow workers’

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Truck drivers picket in Wilmington, California, Sept. 9, demanding NFI company bosses treat them as workers, not “contractors.” Farrell Dobbs explains how owner-operators, loaded by debt, are also exploited workers.

Teamster Politics by Farrell Dobbs is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for November. It is the third volume of a four-part series on the history of that union during the giant labor battles of the 1930s. Dobbs emerged…