Taxi Drivers Threaten Strike Action December 22, 2011 “TAXI drivers are threatening to strike after the holidays if they do not get a meeting with the communications minister to provide concrete ways of improving their working conditions.” — from The Cyprus Mail
Month: December 2011
President Obama Congratulates Bhairavi Desai and National Taxi Workers Alliance for historic charter with AFL-CIO
We Are Union. Monday October 24, 2011 Watch President Obama’s Congratulate NTWA here. National Taxi Workers Alliance Becomes 57th National Union of AFL-CIO. “On October 20th, 2011 we became the 57th union of the AFL-CIO. We are the first non-traditional workforce (non-employees) to be granted …
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
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 …
Monday, 28 November 2011
“Expect to see a poster at every garage, brokerage, and meter shop in the next few months, informing taxi drivers of their rights.
Thank you to all the members who came out to the TLC Public Hearing where drivers packed the room!
It should now be clear and undeniable to all in the industry that, among other protections, drivers have:
- the right to not be overcharged on the lease
- the right to a receipt and a contract
- the right to not be punished if you file a complaint against the garage or broker
The rules are not new themselves but it is easier to make reference to them when they are printed on a large poster, always present, and stated in understandable terms.
Click here to watch “It’s Just A Poster”. On August 30, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule that requires companies to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (rights they’ve had for 70 years) — simply by hanging a poster.”