Archives for UTWSD

Opening the Airport – April 2018

Opening the Airport Come signup for Equality at the Airport for the month April 2018 On June 2018 The Airport Board will be voting open the airport for all! UTWSD is the only organization that gives taxi drivers a voice in their industry! HOW WE GOT HERE: 2009: Taxi drivers Go on strike! UTWSD is Born! 2010-2011 UTWSD lobbies and win equal representation at TAC 2012 UTWSD help strike at the airport and STOP front of the line privileges and 38 cents trip fees at the airport 2013-2014 UTWSD build a coalition to lift the cap on taxi permits and
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Happy New Year 2018 from United Taxi Workers and Friends

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s Been A Great Year! Happy New Years to you from United Taxi Workers! 2017 was a great year for our movement! On November 10th, 2014 we lifted the cap on taxi permits and hit the ground running in 2015/2016 by ensuring that drivers have the tools they need to start their businesses. We connected drivers to lenders, held small business workshops, helped fill out permit applications, assisted drivers with buying their very own taxicabs, and more. We also worked to create our very own driver dispatch! Now that drivers are able to be free from expensive
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Special Thanks – Airport Authority Attendees

Congratulations to all who came out yesterday for the meeting at the Airport Authority regarding the limited cap on taxi permits at the airport. UTWSD were successful advocates on behalf of taxi drivers in San Diego, would like to thank our friend’s CPI Dr. Peter Brownell who came and spoke on the disparity between TNC/TAXI. Also we want to thank Airport board for their willingness to listen to what we had to say on the issue. Special thanks to Board member, Jim Desmond who echoed our sentiment regarding equality and leveling the playing field. Also, Mary Sessom who seconded and
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UTWSD Health Fair – October 2017

A Health Fair For  United Taxi Workers of San Diego      October 28, 2017 At the Colena Park 4085 52nd Street San Diego CA 92105    Come by anytime between 1 pm and 5 pm for   Free health screenings!   Learn more about enrolling in health insurance   Food and other giveaways   For more information, please call (619) 255-7355
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Weigh In on the Search for SDPD Chief at a Community Forum Near You!

  Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114 Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 1pm Contact: Gracie Uriarte,guriarte@aclusandiego.org, (619) 874-1934 Mira Mesa Senior Center 8460 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA 92126 Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 6pmContact: Cassie Purdy,cpurdy@aclusandiego.org, (619) 559-7313 San Diego LGBT Community Center 3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 6pmContact: Amanda Le, ale@aclusandiego.org, (619) 573-2660 *American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available. Mid-City Gym 4302 Landis Street San Diego, CA 92105 Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 6pmContact: Gracie Uriarte,guriarte@aclusandiego.org, (619) 874-1934 *East African language interpretation will be available. Standley Recreation
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Message from OPEIU International President Richard Lanigan

Our country is still reeling from the shocking events in Charlottesville this weekend. In no uncertain terms, OPEIU strongly condemns the violence and hatred that was displayed by Nazi white nationalists in Charlottesville and the racist rhetoric that has followed. While we may not share the same political views, all Americans share a desire for freedom, justice and equality. And in these confusing, disheartening times, one thing is clear – now is the time that all good people must act, stand up and speak out against this hatred and bigotry. We must all educate ourselves on the issues and then
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Airport Authority Agendas – 12/7/2017

UTWSD friends and allies is going to go back the airport Authority on 12/7/2017 regarding these two agendas: 16. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY (TNC) PERMIT APPLICATION UPDATE AND APPROVED CONTINUATION OF THE TNC PERMIT PROGRAM: The Board is requested to renew the permit. RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2017-0110 approving the continuation of the Transportation Network Company operations at San Diego International Airport and authorizing the President/CEO to negotiate and execute a TNC permit and authorizing Greenhouse reduction fees. (Ground Transportation: Marc Nichols, Director) 17. EXTENSION OF TAXI AND VEHICLE-FOR-HIRE MEMORANDUMS OF AGREEMENT: The Board is requested to extend the Memorandums of
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