New York Taxi Workers Alliance

De Blasio On Uber Deal: There Will Be RulesNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio cleared the air Thursday about his administration's surprise deal with ride-hailing service Uber.
Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job SafetyA 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.
Councilman Proposes Black Boxes To Monitor Taxi Drivers' SpeedA plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.
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.
Taxi And Limousine Commission Approves Fare Increases, Health Care For DriversThe Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed fare increase. The vote was approved 6-2, with one abstention.
NYC Taxi Union Head Makes Impassioned Plea To Raise FaresCabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.
Cabbie Says NYPD Delivered Ultimatum After He Was Punched And Bitten By Male PassengerHaroon 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."
NYC Cabbies Push For Fare Increase Citing Rising Gas PricesThe 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.
NYC Taxi Drivers Want Pay Raise, So Fare Hike PossibleThe 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.
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.