Toll Watch

Not again!? Toll reignites its North American anti-union crusade
Posted on June 20, 2013

Just when American Toll drivers in New Jersey thought it was safe to form their union…Toll Group pulls a disheartening fast one! Like a terrible case of déjà-vu of Toll’s union-busting barrage on its Los Angeles workforce, the $8.6 billion Australian based company re-launched its anti-union crusade on truck drivers based out of its New [...]

Toll Drivers: The Next Fight
Posted on January 31, 2013

Just weeks after solidifying their historic victory with the ratification of their union contract, drivers at Toll are out at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port terminals making sure their fellow brother and sisters are not left behind.  Toll driver Panni Hunt, jumped at the opportunity to volunteer in support of other port drivers, [...]

Victory at Ports Seen as the Winning Recipe for Workers Everywhere
Posted on January 29, 2013

Port drivers nationwide, along with workers in every industry where hard-working men and women endure back-breaking work for meager wages, are looking at the Toll victory as proof that workers can fight and win. The Teamsters have hit the airwaves and the story of the Toll driver’s courage and determination continues to echo throughout the radio [...]

The American Dream Within Drivers’ Reach!
Posted on January 28, 2013

Jose Ortega Jr., a 36-year-old Toll port driver and single father, will see his earnings almost double with the newly ratified contract. Just last year, an Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) Lateline news report on the Toll contract fight revealed that Mr. Ortega earned $23,773, in 2011 according to his W-2 filing. Almost instantaneously, Mr. Ortega [...]

Truck Drivers Clinch New Power with First Union Contract at L.A. Ports
Posted on January 9, 2013

They did it again, and this time it paid off in a huge way. L.A’s Toll Group drivers, who made national and international headlines in April by overwhelmingly voting to become Teamsters, cemented their place in history by ratifying the first union contract in the drayage industry in 30 years. And boy is the contract a [...]

Brian Kruger’s Selective Memory?
Posted on October 31, 2012

Union-busting? Us? Never! That’s the amnesiac party line being cried out from Toll Group, even by Toll CEO Brian Kruger, after L.A. driver Karael Vallecillo’s surprise visit to Toll’s Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting. Like being caught with their hand in the cookie jar and left flabbergasted, there’s nothing else left for Toll to say, [...]

Toll’s Never Ending Legal Woes…
Posted on October 29, 2012

The legal woes that began piling up at Toll a year ago with the nation’s top labor agency could have been easily brought to a close by simply taking the high road and admitting wrongdoing, and ending their assault on their workers. But for Toll, the high road is the road less traveled. Now they [...]

L.A. Driver Going the Extra Mile for One Toll
Posted on October 25, 2012

With a bag full of solidarity wristbands for his TWU brothers and sisters, his Teamster t-shirts packed in his luggage, and his passport, Karael Vallecillo, veteran port driver at Toll Group, boarded a plane for a 7,000 mile trip to Australia this past weekend ready to personally deliver the message to Toll’s managerial top brass [...]

Drivers Keeping the Eye on the Prize
Posted on October 18, 2012

Toll Group’s L.A. port drivers have been waging their fight in the name of better working conditions, and the basic dignity and respect they deserve. They might have the battle wounds and mini-victory medals to show for in the topsy-turvy fight, but they’re far from being exhausted. With the prized union contract within sight — [...]

What Is One Toll? Passing the Hat to Give Your Co-Worker a Literal Second Shot at Life
Posted on October 3, 2012

Just how cheap is Toll Group’s “One Toll” talk? Ask Francisco Albarenga’s co-workers and his family. Albarenga has been dependent on the compassionate aid of his fellow truck drivers while he slowly recovers from a brush with death. While his co-workers go the extra mile and contribute money right out of their own pockets, the [...]

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