On July 18, 2019, we filled up City Hall Steps as we submitted our official Petition to Initiate Rulemaking by the TLC - a process under city law that requires the agency to review and respond within sixty days. With our Vehicle Cap Victory in place, we are now ready to win a Raise for All, Job Security, and Livable Incomes! This campaign targets both TLC through our Petition to Initiate Rulemaking and calls on the City Council to pass legislation to stop unjust firings of App drivers (deactivation) and to authorize the TLC to regulate the maximum lease companies can charge for leasing or financing the sale of vehicles for use as For-Hire-Vehicles.
Hundreds of drivers voted on the demands at general meetings. Now the demands are in motion: Keep the Vehicle Cap, Set One Regulated Minimum Rate of Passenger Fare Across the Entire Industry, including double the rate on out-of-town trips, An End to Unfair Deactivations, An End to Upfront Pricing by E-hail & App Companies where the passenger pays a higher rate and the driver is paid a lower rate, and Cap on FHV Leasing and Financing!
Take Action! Sign the Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson calling on them support our fight for a Living Wage and Raise for All! Once you sign, make sure you share on social media and spread the word!
We will also be at the airports with postcards that you can sign!
If you have already signed: thank you for taking action to win!
With the Petition submitted, the countdown has begun! It's on us to keep up the momentum and bring home our victories!
Scroll through photos from our July 18th rally where we officially submitted our Petition to the TLC! We were joined by our allies SEIU 32BJ and Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Margaret Chin!
In loving memory, we dedicate this rulemaking petition to a true champion of the working class and a brother to all taxi and FHV drivers, Hector Figueroa, President of SEIU Local 32BJ. May the principles of fairness, compassion, and love of workers, the poor, and immigrants, which guided President Figueroa’s lifelong commitment to economic and racial justice serve as guidance to all who have power over this petition, from the city officials that will propose the rules and cast the votes, to the driver brothers and sisters determined to seize our destiny for labor with justice, rights, respect, and dignity.