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2012 Meetings Times/Locations

2012 UTWSD Driver Meetings  (4th Monday of every month -additional meeting times and locations coming soon) Police Community Center, 5348 University Ave. Suite 110 Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 Tuesday, March 19 2012 UTWSD Informational Session (Last Wednesday of every month) January. 31st February 28th March 27th 2012 Taxicab Advisory Committee Meetings: 1255 Imperial Ave, 10th floor, San Diego, CA 92101 Friday, March 16, 2012 9 a.m.  Friday, June 15, 2012 9 a.m.  Friday, September 21, 2012 9 a.m.  Friday, December 14, 2012 9 a.m. 2012 Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Meetings: 1255 Imperial Ave, 10th Floor, San Diego CA 92101
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Fare Is Fare: Cab Drivers Cry Foul Over Special Privileges for Natural Gas Taxis at Love Field

Fare Is Fare: Cab Drivers Cry Foul Over Special Privileges for Natural Gas Taxis at Love Field Dallas —  “Hundreds of drivers marched around the reflecting pool at 9 a.m. waving American flags, shouting for justice and repeating their threat, “No Taxi! No Super Bowl!” While the city’s touting the policy as a clean-air measure, letting natural gas-powered cabs jump the line at the airport gives preferential treatment to bigger operations that can afford new CNG-powered cars.” – from Dallas Observer
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Taxi Permit Cap A Continuing Problem in San Diego

Taxicab Tensions  Aug. 25, 2008 — “Petitioning drivers said abolishing the taxi permit cap would allow all drivers to own their own cabs and will bring them job security so that they do not have to work for cab owners who arbitrarily increase lease prices or terminate their drivers on a whim.” – from Voice of San Diego 
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AFL-CIO Casts Historic Vote for TWA to Unionize Taxi Drivers Nationwide

Taxi Workers Seek AFL-CIO Membership Aug 3, 2011 — “They said drivers work 60 to 70 hours a week in one of the most grueling and dangerous jobs around—at minimum wage. They have no job security. Employers routinely misclassify them as “independent contractors” and deny the drivers protections given to traditional employees, including the freedom to form a union. They risk their health and safety daily, from sitting in a stationary position for hours to the real possibility of being assaulted, robbed or even murdered by a passenger or street thugs. And they’re completely uninsured, unprotected.” – from AFL-CIO Blog
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