Truck strikes are happening across the country, as the US truck industry struggles to find a long-term solution.
The latest round of strikes took place in Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Labor said in a news release Tuesday that a group of roughly 50 workers on a trailer with the brand name “Trucks” were on strike from 7 a.m. to noon.
The group of about 50 workers were on a contract for three weeks, the department said.
The strikers say they were unable to get a raise.
The department said the strikers were allowed to return to work on Monday, but the union says the company is still not providing them with pay and benefits.
“The trucking industry is in an economic crisis and we must address the crisis in a way that protects workers,” union representative Mike McElroy said.
“These strikes are a clear demonstration of our resolve.”
The Ohio Association of State Highway Patrol said it has received information that at least five strikes have taken place in the state.
The department said they will continue to monitor the situation.
Truck strikes are becoming more common as the U.S. economy struggles to shed the economic burden of the economic recession.
Many truck drivers have lost their jobs, as companies have cut back on equipment and equipment has moved overseas.
In a report released in April, the Center for Auto Safety estimated there were nearly 9,000 truck strikes in the U, including 2,600 in the United States, including the largest, in the District of Columbia.
The Center said there are approximately 100,000 private sector workers affected by truck strikes.