In this Feb. 21, 2011file photo, a tugboat sails down the Savannah River in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATLANTA -- A resolution pending in the Senate would, if passed, support truckers at the port of Savannah in their effort to form a union.

Introduced before the snow storm by Sen. Lester Jackson, D-Savannah, Senate Resolution 807 also accuses the trucking companies of ducking their responsibility for taxes and benefits for the drivers.

"...Workers who are wrongly classified as independent contractors are denied fundamental employee rights, such as minimum wage, worker's compensation insurance, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, safety and health protections and the right to bargain collectively," the resolution states.

It concludes by urging the trucking companies operating at the port to allow their drivers to form a union.