NEW YORK, N.Y.—Saying that the city is “failing 80,000 low-income app-based drivers,” Independent Drivers Guild head Brendan Sexton on Sept. 10 called for abolishing the Taxi and Limousine Commission and replacing it with a mayoral agency. Speaking to reporters and about 100 drivers at a rally in front of City Hall, Sexton said that drivers’…
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.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—This week, the City Council quickly rejected an offer by Uber and Lyft that they would set up a $100 million fund to help yellow-cab owner-drivers overloaded with debt—if the Council would abandon bills intended to regulate them.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—With the City Council on the eve of finalizing legislation to address the crisis in the taxi industry, more than 150 drivers and supporters rallied on Broadway outside City Hall July 31 to demand a cap on the number of vehicles.