Chicago Cabbies Seek Council Action on Rideshare
Cab drivers, fed up with an unequal playing field with “rideshare” companies, took their concerns to their aldermen prior to the City Council’s first post-election meeting to let them know that more council action is necessary.
How to Fix State and Local Budgets (and Help the Middle Class)
States and local governments have been cutting vital public services for years because of shrinking revenue and bad policy decisions - and the results have been devastating.
Chicago Cab Drivers Learn to Advocate for Themselves
Members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 came together in early March to complete a Driver Advocate training program, which adapted Council 31’s traditional steward training to meet the needs of a non-traditional workforce.
Cab Driver Happy to Give Back to Community
Bayo Aladesuru drives one of Chicago’s 125 wheelchair accessible cabs. But what distinguishes Bayo, a veteran cab driver and Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 member, is how he gives back to the community he loves.
Bus Drivers and Head Start Workers: Fix Broken Unemployment System
Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development is demanding that bus driver Terri Wells and others repay thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance benefits they received during school breaks dating back to 2011. For Terri, that’s $2,700.
Chicago Cab Drivers Promote Safety Amid Rising Violence
Following the second tragic murder of a Chicago cab driver in a month, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 hosted an informational safety training for area cab drivers to help them avoid attacks.
Fighting to Protect Pensions in Indiana
231 public service workers – bus drivers, library workers, health care workers and others — attended a Lobby Day at the Indiana Statehouse to talk to their legislators about the bills affecting their retirements.
Chicago Cab Drivers Mourn Slain Driver, Seek Protections
Mourning the Jan. 8 shooting death of driver Chinedu Madu, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 raised money to help with funeral costs, and to support his widow and young son, while urging the city to protect the wellbeing of Chicago’s cab drivers.
Caution! Man at Work for You
Pennsylvania snowplow driver Stewart Ferguson first realized how important his job was during the blizzard of 1992-93, when he was able to clear a path for an ambulance carrying a woman who needed heart surgery.
Independent Board Backs Chicago Taxi Reforms
CHICAGO – A new report released by an independent panel of experts from across Chicago finds the present taxi system in dire need of reform.
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