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, N.Y.—Chanting “No more tax on drivers’ backs,” more than 100 taxi drivers protested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan offices Dec. 19, in a last-ditch attempt to stop a congestion-pricing surcharge the state will levy on all taxi trips in Manhattan below 96th Street beginning Jan. 1.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—On the evening of Sept. 26, Uber driver Fausto Luna became the seventh New York City taxi driver to commit suicide in the last year, when he plunged under an A train at the 175th Street station, near his Washington Heights apartment. He was 57.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 25 that Uber drivers in California cannot file a class-action suit to be treated as employees instead of independent contractors. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that they had to file their complaints against the company through individual…
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, NY – While the Big Apple looks on in horror as for hire drivers no longer able to make a living behind the wheel continue to kill themselves one after another — opponents of the app-based outfits flooding the city streets say that Uber, “Wall Street Darling” and leader of the pack, is…
NEW YORK, N.Y.—“Kenny faced hardship he was not able to control,” taxi driver Richard Chow said, fighting back tears as he addressed a rally of more than 100 drivers near City Hall May 29.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Outside of City Hall Apr. 25, a taxi driver unfolds two pay stubs on plastic-slick receipt paper. He doesn’t want to give his name, but he’s in his early sixties, has an Afro-Caribbean accent, and has been driving a yellow cab for more than 15 years.