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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Tens of thousands of taxi drivers across Europe stood up to Uber this week by engaging in protests that snarled traffic in many of the continent’s biggest cities. Licensed taxi drivers there have the same concerns that the drivers affiliated with the Teamsters in the U.S. have – Uber drivers don’t need to follow the same rules and have an unfair advantage compared to drivers who have been working for decades in the industry.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters International Union Vice President and Local 922 President Ferline Buie about today’s worldwide taxi driver protests against Uber.
In a major victory for taxi drivers in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says that ride services Lyft and Uber are violating state law and must stop operating immediately. The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 922, is calling on District of Columbia officials to take similar steps until fair regulations are in place. Read the story
A move by the DC City Council to destroy competition between private sedans and taxis needs to be stopped.
DC Councilmember Mary Cheh has introduced a bill (#20-0753) http://lims.dccouncil.us/_layouts/15/uploader/Download.aspx?legislationid=31519&filename=B20-0753-Introduction.pdf
The proposed bill is unfair and will undercut your livelihood by giving Private Sedans such as UBERX, Sidecar, and Lyft an unfair advantage over taxi service!
On Monday, May 12, D.C. taxi drivers and representatives of the Teamsters Local 922-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association blasted a D.C. Council committee bill that would regulate private sedan services.
At today’s D.C. Taxi Cab Commission meeting, Chairman Ron Linton introduced a notice for proposed rulemaking about “private sedan services” such as Uber X, Sidecar, Lyft, and others.
Teamsters Local 922-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association recently surveyed D.C. City Councilmembers and mayoral candidates about their views on the issues that matter most to D.C. taxi drivers. Click on the headline above to read the questions and answers.
The Teamsters Local 922-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association filed a petition on Wednesday, March 19 to demand that ride-sharing companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar adhere to similar regulations that taxi drivers follow. We demand fairness now!