LA, Long Beach port truck drivers' strike in cooling-off period

A sign that reads, "Justice for port truck drivers. Make ports work for us!" is seen in this photo from July 2014.

Truck drivers on strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are now in a cooling-off period.

The truckers agreed to the cooling-off period, which was requested by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The city continues to look into allegations of unfair labor practices.

The strike began Monday against three trucking companies. Truckers say they're full-time employees, not independent contractors, and want to be paid accordingly.

The companies argue that the pay is good and those on strike don't represent the majority of drivers.

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