In an aerial view, shipping containers sit idle at the Port of Oakland on July 21, 2022 in Oakland, California. Truckers protesting California labor law Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) have shut down operations at the Port of Oakland after blocking entrances to container terminals at the port for the past four days. An estimated 70,000 independent truckers in California are being affected by the state AB5 bill, a gig economy law passed in 2019 that made it difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The port shut down is contributing to ongoing supply-chain issues.
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