New York Taxi Workers Alliance

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.

10/21/2014

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Councilman Proposes Black Boxes To Monitor Taxi Drivers’ Speed

A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.

04/10/2014

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

With Beaten Driver Still In Coma, Advocates Call For Law To Protect Cabbies

Many are hoping a stiffer law and stiffer penalties will make taxi drivers less of a target for violence.

01/17/2013

Taxi and Limousine Commission - New York, NY - Jul 12, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Taxi And Limousine Commission Approves Fare Increases, Health Care For Drivers

The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed fare increase. The vote was approved 6-2, with one abstention.

07/12/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Union Head Makes Impassioned Plea To Raise Fares

Cabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.

05/31/2012

Taxi (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images);  Haroon Rashid (credit: NYTWA)

Cabbie Says NYPD Delivered Ultimatum After He Was Punched And Bitten By Male Passenger

Haroon Rashid, 40, told 1010 WINS that after he was allegedly assaulted by a passenger, police told him that they could “both go to jail” or “just go away.”

10/06/2011

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NYC Cabbies Push For Fare Increase Citing Rising Gas Prices

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, led by Bhairavi Desai, once again pushed for an increase of 50 cents on the per-mile metered rate and a 10-cent bump for idling charges.

05/04/2011

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Drivers Want Pay Raise, So Fare Hike Possible

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is putting forward what it calls a “modest increase,” which would include a $0.50 increase in the per-mile metered rate and a $0.10 bump for idling charges.

04/27/2011

Bloomberg Calls For End To Taxi Drivers’ ‘Geographic Discrimination’

There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.

03/09/2011