NYC Driver Bill of Rights Passed

The Taxicab Fleet/DOV Driver Bill of Rights Has Passed!

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.”