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About 500 drivers gathered at Port of Oakland in California to protest a state law defining how independent contractors can conduct business, which may require them to become employees at cargo companies.

The Port of Oakland won a stipulated permanent injunction against two protesting truck drivers who last month disrupted operations at the state’s third largest port over a new state contractor law. Read more»

The relief applies to borrowers who submitted a borrower defense application by June 22.

A federal judge gave a tentative thumbs up to a $6 billion deal between the feds and a class of student borrowers to forgive loan debt - relief applied to borrowers who submitted a borrower defense application by June 22. Read more»

Truckers say they hope to make a statement by shutting down cargo movement at the port, which moves about 10,000 containers every day.

Independent truckers have picketed at the Port of Oakland for a full week - effectively shutting down operations and further disrupting the supply chain - in protest of a state law they say would restrict them from self-employed work in the state of California. Read more»

The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the upcoming school year for families already struggling with rising food and fuel costs.

Now that President Joe Biden has signed into law the Keep Kids Fed Act, adjusting how students can get their meals, school across the nation are struggling to fill the gaps as federal support for universal free meals soon ends. Read more»