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!
Over the past few months, Washington, D.C. taxi drivers have joined together with the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 922, for one strong voice. Drivers and the association have knocked on the doors of D.C. City Council members. They have written letters, sent emails, and made phone calls. They have rallied and marched on Mayor Vincent Gray’s office. They have made their voices heard!
On Saturday, Jan. 25, seven D.C. taxi drivers were nominiated and elected by acclamation to the Leadership Council of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association during the Association's first-ever nominations meeting.
Here is the official notice of the nomination meeting and upcoming election to fill eight Leadership Council positions for the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association.
The D.C. Taxi Commission has ordered Gleike to cease operating as a Payment Service Provider (PSP). According to the DCTC, Gleike has failed to meet DCTC regulations following financial problems that have jeopardized the required payments to drivers and payment to the District of the 25-cent surcharge, and other issues. The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association has repeatedly asked to have implementation of the regulations for the PSPs to be halted or re-evaluated. The problems involving Gleike are another example of the problems that have been created by the PSP program.
Once again, due to our unity and strength as members of the Teamsters-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, our voices have been heard. Last night, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority extended the comment deadline regarding fee increases from today until January 24—an extra two weeks for drivers to comment!