Monthly Archives May 2017

Drivers supporting an open Airport Process!

Drivers are supporting an open Airport Process! San Diego International Airport, do the right thing! Lift-the-Cap on airport permits! UTWSD has been championing and advocating for an open permitting process at the airport more than a year now, UTWSD stuff reached out to airport ground transportation and the board of directories of airport authority, we thank the committee showed that they were listening and sympathetic to the taxi drivers, and asked ground transportation to bring proposal to open the airport!
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Action on UberHQ

Originally Posted – February 3rd UTWSD Members and Staff participating in an action on UberHQ with the The Center on Policy Initiatives! We delivered a letter demanding that they need to halt anti-worker and anti-union activity, and they need to end discriminatory practices against their drivers and customers! Thank you also to the San Diego Labor-Council and SEIU Local 1000 organizers, and all the other community supporters who came out for this action! #DeleteUber #UberRideswithHate #whosdrivingyou#SanDiego #SD #Taxi #Union #UnionCab #1U#StandwithRefugees
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Otay Water Board meeting

Originally posted on March 2nd Our UTWSD Organizer, William, spoke up at the Otay Water Board meeting yesterday and demanded that Hector Gastelum resign his position, or be prepared to be removed from office. Racist, Islamophobic rants by elected officials are not welcome in our community. Here are a few links to news stories about the meeting http://www.10news.com/news/demands-for-resignation-following-racist-rant http://www.10news.com/news/team-10/demands-for-recall-election-over-anti-muslim-tweet
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The necessity of regulating Uber and Lyft

Originally Posted – Friday, July 29, 2016, at 5:53 pm PDT Yesterday morning MTS held their monthly board meeting, and many UTW members and driver advocates spoke upon the necessity of regulating Uber and Lyft, and the underhanded way that MTS has given preference to TNCs (Transportation Networking Companies) in marketing and in servicing San Diegans. We demanded MTS to stop giving our business away! We are the partners that pay you! Not UberPool. We estimate that Uber and Lyft have now taken over 60% of the taxi business in San Diego over the last few years, and they’ve been
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FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown) Program

Originally Posted – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:27am PDT Some of our drivers have been asking us about the new FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown) program will take anyone anywhere downtown for free. We have been fighting against this program for nearly two years, and the launch of this program yesterday was a massive slap in the face to all taxi drivers working downtown. Downtown is one of the few places where taxis can still make money on a consistent basis, and offering the same service for free using money from the city’s general fund directly undercuts the taxi
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Thank you to all the drivers who came to the Airport Authority Board Meeting

Originally Posted – Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:08pm PDT Thank you to all the drivers who came to the Airport Authority Board Meeting today. As many of you know, UTW has been fighting to open the Airport permitting process for 14 months now. There has been a lot of push-back, and this campaign has been met with many delays by airport staff (including some last-minute attempts to push the resolution to December), but walking into this meeting this morning we had a lot of hope that today was going to be the day that we were finally going to
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