After four straight days of dray trucker protests in Oakland, the port estimates that 12-16 vessels are at anchor waiting for a berth. The long line of vessels will only grow over the weekend.

The truckers, mostly independent owner-operators, are furious over the speed of implementation and lack of clarity within California’s AB5 labor legislation.

Cleverly, the truckers have protested in locations that essentially block dock workers from safely making their way to Oakland’s docks, especially the Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), the largest terminal operation in the area.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) expressed sympathy for the draymen, but it also announced support for AB5.

Shapiro is watching this conflict closely and will update our loyal readers when we know more.