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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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Driver Updates 5.22.15

Hello drivers! Here are your taxi updates for the week of May 18th. Have a successful and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Permits Congratulations to the drivers who have started getting calls from MTS regarding permit applications! As many of you know, last month Judge Prager denied permit holders preliminary injunction request that put the permit process on hold. The court case is still going forward. Judge Prager, who wrote a strong argument against the preliminary injunction and permit holders claims, left for the Appellate Court and is being replaced by Judge Pollock for the full trial. We are hopeful that he
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For Immediate Release: Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap!

PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2015 For Immediate Release Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap! United Taxi Workers of San Diego applaud Judge Prager’s ruling to allow the taxi permit process to go forward and understanding that City Council and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) passed this resolution with the best interest of San Diego residents and consumers in mind. Deputy City Attorney Meghan Wharton argued that lease drivers had already advocated for and won the public policy debate in front of City Council and MTS. She further argued that the City of San Diego has
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits

PRESS RELEASE April 27, 2015 For Immediate Release Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits San Diego, CA – On April 28th United Taxi Workers of San Diego will head to San Diego Superior Court to defend MTS and the City Council’s decision to lift the cap on taxi permits. The hearing will take place at 9a.m. at 330 W. Broadway in front of Judge Prager. The San Diego Transportation Association which includes various taxi permit holders filed a lawsuit to request that the California Superior Court review and reverse the City and MTS’s decision to lift
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Judge rejects injunction request in tentative ruling | UT-San Diego

By David Garrick7:03 P.M.APRIL 27, 2015 DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s controversial plan to deregulate its taxi industry got a boost on Monday when a judge rejected a request to delay deregulation until an environmental lawsuit over the policy change is resolved. In a tentative ruling posted Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager rejected the lawsuit’s request for an injunction because, he said, the plaintiffs have a low likelihood of winning the case. Prager said those who filed the suit last month, a small group of taxi-permit owners, provided only “speculative and unsupported evidence” that deregulation would have
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