Tag: suicide

Guild Introduces Mental Health Program For At-Risk Drivers In New York City
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Guild Introduces Mental Health Program For At-Risk Drivers In New York City

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….

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Holding white carnations and “Stop the Race to the Bottom” signs, about 150 taxi drivers rallied on the steps of City Hall March 28. They were mourning Nicanor Ochisor—the fourth financially strapped cabbie to commit suicide in the last four months—and demanding that the city do something to stop the industry’s decimation by…