Rally for City Hall Action This Tuesday, July 10th!

Join us on TUESDAY, July 10th at 1pm, Broadway and Murray, outside City Hall for a Rally for City Council Action.  The TLC put out a proposal that would basically keep App drivers at no more than $15 an hour and meanwhile, yellow cab, green cab, black car and livery drivers would be locked out of ever getting a fare raise, all because they don’t want to properly regulate Uber.

Stand Up, Brothers and Sisters, this is a critical moment.  Don’t let the TLC or anybody else run interference with our victory for a cap on FHV cars and the taxi meter as minimum fare across the industry.  We need the Council to take action and many City Council Members are on our side.  Let them see us!  Keep up the pressure!  We know that the solution to our crisis is in our demands!  See you on Tuesday at Broadway and Murray at City Hall, 1pm.

 

RALLY FOR CITY HALL ACTION
THIS TUESDAY, JULY 10th
1:00pm
CITY HALL: BROADWAY & MURRAY

MAKE SOME NOISE! RALLY FOR COUNCIL ACTION ON JULY 10th!

RALLY FOR COUNCIL ACTION
TUESDAY, JULY 10th
1:00pm
CITY HALL: BROADWAY & MURRAY

This is it! This is the moment to win change! 

We have rallied, we have called, we have built a wall around City Hall every day. Now the City Council is preparing to vote on first-time regulations on Uber and company. WE NEED TO MAKE SOME NOISE!  WE DEMAND CHANGE NOW!

On June 18th, the Mayor said he's ready, "Let's go!"
On June 17th, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted: The Council is working on finding solutions that will help bring fairness to the industry.
Now that the Council has ended Budget season - it's time for action on our bills! The Council has scheduled its summer assemblies and the first one is July 18th. Bills will need to be amended & finalized by July 11th in order for the bills to be eligible for a vote on July 18th!

The TLC has also said they will be proposing new rules from our Petition in July to address the drivers' crisis. This is our moment to win change! MAKE SOME NOISE! FILL THE STREETS ON JULY 10th!

RALLY FOR COUNCIL ACTION
TUESDAY, JULY 10th
1:00PM AT BROADWAY & MURRAY

As we continue to keep pressure on City Council, tell your Council Member to add NYTWA's 9 demands to the bills! You can look up your Council Member by entering your address & borough at this link, or call the union office at 718-706-9892 and we can tell you.

Join our Protest Line outside City Hall!

Join our Protest Line outside City Hall every Monday - Friday from 10am to 6pm until victory!

Come by City Hall anytime from Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, at Broadway & Murray to keep up the pressure on City Council until they pass our demands!

We meet Council Members, their staff, and Mayor's Office officials! On our first day, the Mayor took our flyer with Drivers' Demands! Allies and members of the public stop by to show their support and solidarity!

Join us: change your shift at City Hall or take a quick break!
Monday - Friday
10AM - 6PM
Broadway & Murray

Day 1: We handed the Drivers' Demands directly to the Mayor!

Days 2 & 3: Council Member Jumaane Williams chants, "Driver Power!" and Council Member Koo stops by to show support!

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Day 6: National Employment Law Project (NELP) stops by to show support!

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Day 7: Members of AFSCME DC37, NYC's largest public sector union, stand in solidarity with NYTWA members!

NYTWA Statement on Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court is no friend to the working class. A day after its shameful ruling on the Muslim & Refugee ban, the court guts workers rights in its ruling on Janus v AFSCME.

Our statement on Wednesday, June 27th:

The Supreme Court has once again shown that it is on the side of the rich and powerful rather than the workers on whose sweat this country runs. The working class and the poor build collective power through unions, all the more necessary to balance the scales at a time of unprecedented income inequality. Public sector unions have increasingly functioned as a line of defense for a labor movement under constant attack in the private sector, where many workers have been stripped of collective bargaining rights and blocked from the courts through forced arbitration.

We know all too well the consequences of these attacks on workers. Yellow taxi drivers lost recognized collective bargaining rights 30 years ago when the dispatch and commission system was replaced by street hails and vehicle leasing. And though today's for-hire drivers are under commission and dispatched just as yellow taxi drivers once were, the drivers are misclassified as independent contractors and denied collective bargaining rights. Stripped of these basic rights, drivers across all sectors are now in a daily struggle for survival as Wall Street billionaires lead us on a race to the bottom with no laws to stop them.

This ruling is unconscionable but may it ring as a wake up call: collective bargaining gives workers rights to democratic representation and puts legal pressure on the bosses to negotiate fairly. But it's worker organizing that builds unions and our uncompromising militancy that builds power.

Corporations cheering from the sidelines while the highest court in the land guts unions may have forgotten that our nation's labor laws were created largely to quell worker unrest. If workers cannot turn to the law to protect us, we have no choice but to take to the streets.