WASHINGTON—In a memo released May 14, a National Labor Relations Board lawyer has instructed the agency to presume that Uber drivers are independent contractors and not employees entitled to minimum wage, workers’ compensation, and the right to form unions. The memo, written in April by associate general counsel Jayme L. Sophir, recommends that NLRB regional…
With the shadow of nine suicides hanging over the taxi industry, the Independent Drivers Guild announced a mental-health program for New York’s for-hire drivers May 7. Due to the “highly financially insecure nature of this job over the last handful of years, we’ve seen mental health go down,” IDG Executive Director Brendan Sexton told LaborPress….
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Two City Councilmembers are preparing legislation intended to bail out debt-laden yellow-cab owner drivers and relieve taxi and livery drivers slapped with heavy fines by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission.
NEW YORK, N.Y.— Lyft agreed Feb. 6 to pay drivers the city’s new minimum wage for app-based taxi drivers, although it and Juno are continuing their lawsuits seeking to eliminate that minimum.
New York, NY – A New Day is Here! That’s the triumphant headline on the New York Taxi Workers Alliance website this week, after New York City recently became the first city in the country to “enact drivers’ demands into legislation” and place limits on the app-based car service industry — including a 12-month cap on For-Hire-Vehicles.