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VICTORY for Uber/Lyft, ALL App Drivers! TLC Passes Minimum Rates By Which Companies Must Pay App Drivers!

VICTORY for Uber/Lyft, ALL App Drivers! TLC Passes Minimum Rates By Which Companies Must Pay App Drivers!

The TLC passed these minimum rates that companies must pay App drivers for each trip! This means that Uber/Lyft & co. can’t cut the rates!

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NO MORE UBER AND LYFT CUTTING RATES! Since our protests in February 2016 when Uber cut rates, we have been fighting for these rules! With these new rules, Uber and Lyft can no longer cut the rates on drivers' backs. Uber, Lyft drivers will gross 11% more per trip on average and the rates will be doubled on out of town trips (which is straight from NYTWA's proposal)!

The rules passed, and Commissioner Marino called for higher rates with 80% to drivers, supporting our Raise for All Drivers Demands! Chairwoman Meera Joshi responded that she believes TLC rules will eventually get there! So we have a first giant step and the stage set for our ultimate victory!

For yellow and green cab drivers, the TLC showed support by refusing to vote on Congestion Pricing! They also voted to lower the credit card fees and increase WAV payments! Our Unity Brings Home the Victory!

Today, we celebrate our steps forward and better understand TLC's new rules. Tomorrow, get ready to hit the streets and stop the attack of Congestion Pricing so we can win a real Raise for All Drivers!

Now We Fight For More! Our Demands for our RAISE FOR ALL DRIVERS CAMPAIGN!

  1. Raise App Driver Payment Rates to NYTWA Proposal, require 80% to drivers: Initial Drop: $3.30; Distance; $3/mile; Time: $.60/minute

  2. If Uber charges the passenger more than these rates under Upfront Pricing, then driver gets 80% of the higher fare.  

  3. Set Minimum App Fare so driver cannot make below $10 amount on any trip 

  4. Cap on FHV Vehicle Finance and Lease (same as we won for yellows in 2012!) $350 per week cap for weekly leases; $275 per week for lease to buy financing   (and no more than $42,900 in total)

  5. Exempt Yellow cabs from Congestion Pricing

  6. Make yellow and green meter rates same as App driver payment rates! 

  7. Debt Relief for Medallion Owner-Drivers

  8. Cap TLC Fines & No more Suspensions/Revo same time as fines

  9. Retirement + Benefits for All Drivers  

Join the Protest Line Outside the Governor's Office and Make Some Noise!!!

Speak Up At the TLC Public Hearing on Congestion Pricing on Wednesday, Nov 28!!!