Campaigns

At UTWSD, our campaigns in and around the communityUTWc2 are vital to raising our voices together for a better life for all drivers in San Diego and their families.

We are always looking for good volunteers to help with our campaigns. To Volunteer click here

Our Team

The UTWSD team is the heart of our organization. OurTeamLogoWorking tirelessly to meet with elected officials, committees and attend hearings and meetings, the UTWSD team works hard every day. But most of the work, you don’t even see. The organizing, strategizeing and planning that goes into every presentation and hearing is where the magic happens. And we couldn’t do it without YOU, our members.

UTWSD News

  • DRIVER MEETING November 4, 2014

    COME HELP ORGANIZE AND MAKE HISTORY IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO!  UTWSD will be having meetings at multiple time on November 4th to ensure all drivers are able to participate in this potentially historic reform in the City of San Diego! Multiple meetings will take place at 12pm, 4pm and 8pm. Come when you can! We are headed to City Council on November 10th and we need all drivers to stand together.
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Advocate

As working class, taxi drivers do not often experience fair opportunities to access the American Dream. UTWSD helps by providing free council concerning the taxi industry. UTWSD acts as a liaison between drivers, owners, law enforcement, and MTS officials, facilitating dialog, fair treatment, and input on policy issues in order to facilitate positive cultural communication throughout the industry. A strong drivers’ voice in civil life helps ensure drivers’ rights are protected. Overall, UTWSD helps improve working conditions, policies, and driver benefits including health, safety and well being. We strive to achieve measurable improved health outcomes for drivers and their families, in particular relating to access to health care and engagement with relevant health policy decision-making tables.

Educate

UTWSD is committed to improve the image of the San Diego taxicab industry through continued advanced, culturally and linguistically appropriate training.

Organize

UTWSD is a a multi-ethnic membership-based organization formed in January 2010 immediately following the taxi drivers’ strike of December 2009. High lease prices, harassment by law enforcement and public transportation officials, and a generally languishing taxi industry necessitated better self representation and organization among drivers. Striking drivers appointed leadership and formed UTWSD. Since then UTWSD has lead the charge in effectuating real change for taxi drivers here in San Diego.

Empower

UTWSD drivers started to become civically engaged in order to address various issues they face in the taxi industry. They’ve done this by studying City government, attending meetings and registering hundreds of community members to vote. Our community is ready organize and engage for real change.