After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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The California App-Based Drivers' Association (CADA) met in El Monte, California on Tuesday to formalize its affiliation with Teamsters Local 986.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough hack inspectors to stop “rideshare” drivers from illegally picking up street hails, an issue frustrating metered cabbies who say the emergence of UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar is draining their customer base.
The rapid rise of ride-share services, led by the multibillion-dollar Uber, has galvanized the Washington region’s taxi industry in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters Local 922 scored a major victory for a D.C. taxi driver who will receive a monetary settlement as part of an agreement reached with the city after he was barred from speaking at a D.C. Taxi Commission (DCTC) meeting over concerns that his accent made him difficult to understand.
WAMU (NPR) reports that City Councilmember Mary Cheh says public should avoid using private sedan services until a law is passed requiring the drivers to obtain commercial insurance. Read the story here.
On Tuesday, Ryan Simonetti, CEO of New York-based Convene, had an Uber ride he won’t soon forget. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is investigating the matter, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. And a spokesman for Uber said the driver in question is no longer with the company. Read more about it, here.
D.C. taxi drivers were featured in a recent radio and print report by PRI, Public Radio International. This report highlights the drivers' fight for justice. Read and listen to the report, here.
(WASHINGTON) – Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union took part in a “Fairness NOW!” caravan today throughout the city to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached.