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NY Taxi Workers
Founded in 1998, NYTWA is the 21,000-member strong union of NYC professional drivers, uniting drivers of yellow cabs, green cars, black cars & app-dispached
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NY Taxi Workers 3h
NYDN endorses NYTWA proposal for struggling yellow taxi owner drivers. Driven over the edge: An eighth taxi driver suicide signals action on a medallion bailout - NY Daily News
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NY Taxi Workers 17h
Mourners gather to remember latest cabbie to die by suicide vía
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Nayantara Mehta 21h
This Australian story flips the framing we usually see in the US (tech = good) on the gig economy: "technology was creating new ways to exploit workers and...Australia's workplace laws had not kept pace with technology nor technological change." via
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magenta96 Nov 20
Gov, you have misunderstood the issue. Uber & Lyft overwhelm the streets so regulated taxis can't compete. Taxis at fixed number. Other companies send out as many cars as they can. Sorry, this is not solution. Hurts taxis again.
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 20
"Albany is crushing a sector and workforce that has contributed to MTA funding all these years, while rewarding a business model that is directly trying to gut MTA ridership" - NYTWA Executive Director Bhairavi Desai. via
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katie honan Nov 20
A new congestion charge on taxis and for-hire vehicles entering the busiest parts of Manhattan will be “potentially devastating” for New York City’s struggling yellow-cab industry, the city’s taxi chief has warned, via
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Tom Gualtieri Nov 20
What is thinking? It's expensive enough living in the city and now penalizing our for ? Targeting the wrong vehicles. We need our and the taxis they drive.
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 20
In what kind of dystopian system can you destroy workers' lives, worsen congestion, increase traffic fatalities, all while bleeding money -- and still be considered a successful company? Uber losses top $1 billion IN THREE MONTHS on road to IPO
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AsianAmericanLegal Nov 19
Korean American Roy Kim is the 8th NYC taxi driver to commit suicide, reportedly due to debt, .
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Vincent Barone Nov 19
Replying to @NYTWA
Yellow taxi advocates strongly oppose the state’s structure of the surcharge now because they say it unfairly targets cabbies. Uber/Lyft can get out of the added fee w/pool trips, while yellow cabs don’t have that luxury. Part of the statement from the :
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profhuq Nov 19
Tragedy that can be prevented through law and policy. Driver suicides due to crushing debt.
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 19
Cabbies release flowers to mourn eighth suicide this year, implore city to help with crushing debt
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons Nov 18
The is holding a vigil this morning to remember Roy Kim, the 8th professional driver to take his life in New York over the last year.
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 18
Today NYTWA joins friends of Roy Kim to celebrate his life, mourn his death and unite for hope and change for all drivers. Roy was the 8th NYC driver to die by suicide.
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 17
✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 Video appears to show various drivers declining to give the far-right activists a ride. # via
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Bern Report Nov 14
As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare?
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Rose Aguilar Nov 15
Bhairavi Desai, the executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said Roy Kim “worked six days a week [and] up to 14 hours a day.”
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Emma G. Fitzsimmons Nov 14
These driver suicides are so heartbreaking. Here are their names: * Roy Kim, taxi driver * Fausto Luna, Uber driver * Abdul Saleh, taxi driver * Kenny Chow, taxi driver * Nicanor Ochisor, taxi * Danilo Castillo, livery driver * Alfredo Perez, livery * Douglas Schifter, black car
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NY1 Noticias Nov 14
Era un hombre trabajador, callado y digno, cuentan quienes lo conocieron. Laboraba seis días a la semana y en jornadas de hasta catorce horas diarias, dijo la .
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NY Taxi Workers Nov 14
Taxi Driver is Industry’s 8th Suicide This Year, TLC Says via
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