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UTWSD Victory Updates: Court Ruling Upheld & DBA Success

UTWSD Victory Updates! Court Ruling Upheld: Congratulations!!  Our Lift the Cap campaign has WON!  On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the San Diego Superior Court ruled in favor of the City of San Diego’s near unanimous decision to lift the cap on permits. Through indomitable courage, we faced the Goliath of issues stemming from the archaic permitting system in the taxi industry and WON!!!   Our lead organizers faced abuse and blacklisting for their stalwart efforts for the past six years.  Together, with you as our members and allies, we have created enormous opportunity for our San Diego taxi drivers to own
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Happy One Year Anniversary of Lifting the Cap!

Happy One Year Anniversary Drivers!! One year ago we made history by organizing, standing together and lifting the cap on taxi permits! Almost five years after drivers met at Colina Park to go on strike for a better taxi industry on December 18th, 2009, and with little resources but limitless determination, UTWSD members have been able to make significant impacts in the taxi industry and on the lives of drivers and our community. After decades of abuse, drivers continue to be empowered to bravely stand up to fight for a better life for themselves and their families! Thank you to everyone from drivers
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Owner-Operators One-Stop-Shop

We are happy to announce the latest updates to our One-Stop-Shop for prospective owner operators! Since we fought and won our lift the cap victory we’ve been hard at work helping drivers realize their dreams of owning their own taxi business!  Here are just some of the services we offer to our members for free! APPLICATION HELP  We’ll help you every step of the way with your questions and concerns! Translators are also available who speak your language! LOANS We work with trusted community loan providers to help you get a loan for what you need to start your business
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Sign-Up for United Dispatch Today!

We are very excited to have our very own driver run, nonprofit dispatch to serve both drivers and the public with dignity and respect! Because we are a nonprofit dispatch we are only charging what we need to cover the costs of running the dispatch so the rest can go back into your pocket! For only $125 a month you will have access to not only our dispatch but training in both customer service, business development and marketing to make sure that your customers are happy and you succeed as owner-operators! Together we will also continue to organize to stop
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Urgent: Governor Brown Please Regulate Civic San Diego! Sign AB 504!

Civic San Diego is a nonprofit corporation and extension of the City of San Diego and the same group trying to spend $1 million in PUBLIC MONEY for a corporate giveaway to a free shuttle business out of the Hampton’s.  Assembly Bill 504 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is trying to regulate Civic San Diego by requiring more oversight by the City of San Diego. It has made it past the Assembly, the Senate and is now on the Governor’s desk but is at risk of being killed! Civic San Diego has paid lobbyists from downtown interest groups trying to stop it.  We are stronger
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MASS PROTEST WED. JULY 22ND!

STOP MEGA CORPORATIONS LIKE UBER FROM THREATENING OUR DEMOCRACY! The latest threat to working families is coming to San Diego! Join workers, politicians, activists as we converge from around the nation to Stop ALEC in San Diego, July 22, 2015 at 3pm and 5pm! The event will start with a rally and then a march from Embarcadero Park North to the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Harbor at Kettner). ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – a powerful special interest group of corporations and politicians that meet behind closed doors. ALEC works to pass laws that slash wages, cut retirement, weaken health
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Say NO to Dispatches that Fight Against You!

Happy Friday night drivers! We’ve been getting complaints from drivers who have received phone calls from Yellowcab directly after or before they went to MTS to get their permit applications to solicite them to join their dispatch. We want to remind our drivers that Yellowcab, USA Cab, Orange Cab and others fought AGAINST drivers from having their own permits. They spoke out and lobbied the City and MTS to try and stop the policy from going forward. This was all on public record! Watch the November 10th City Council Meeting to see various permit holders and dispatch companies speak out against
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