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After Medallion Loan-Fraud Exposé, NYWA Calls On City To Help Drivers
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After Medallion Loan-Fraud Exposé, NYWA Calls On City To Help Drivers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The New York Times’ exposé of massive fraud and predatory loan practices in the taxi-medallion business didn’t shock the union representing yellow-cab drivers. “We’ve been sounding the alarm on the crisis of suicides, foreclosures, and bankruptcies among our city’s professional drivers for years,” New York Taxi Workers Alliance executive director Bhairavi Desai said in a…

In Another Blow To Worker Rights, NLRB Takes Sides Against For-Hire Drivers
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In Another Blow To Worker Rights, NLRB Takes Sides Against For-Hire Drivers

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…

Cabbies Circle Cuomo’s Office In Protest of $2.50 Surcharge
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Cabbies Circle Cuomo’s Office In Protest of $2.50 Surcharge

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Lines of yellow cabs oozed past Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Third Avenue offices March 6, honking their horns in polyphonic cacophony, their hoods, back-seat windows, and fenders bearing posters reading “Respect the Drivers” and “No More Suicides, No More Bankruptcies.” Someone called out “Tax the rich” in a South Asian accent, and the drivers…

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