Police Pledge Action To Curb Abuse of Cab Drivers
In response to serious concerns about policing raised by cab drivers, a high-ranking Chicago Police Dept. representative committed to taking action, issuing a “cease and desist” order to the officers identified as the most abusive in their interactions.
Cab Drivers United Seeks Protections Against Violence
Following a two-week period in which two Chicago cab drivers were robbed at knifepoint by a passenger, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 is renewing the call for further reforms to protect Chicago’s 12,000 cab drivers.
Cab Drivers Among Thousands ‘Fighting for 15’
Chicago taxicab drivers were among thousands of underpaid workers marching through the streets here April 15 making the case for raising the minimum wage to $15 – in Chicago and in 230 cities across the country.
Drivers Call Out Police Over Unfair Enforcement
Cab Drivers United members recently met with the Chicago Police Department to complain about policing practices that cost drivers thousands in fines, put their licenses at risk and create hostility and distrust between drivers and law enforcement.
Cab Drivers Deliver Thousands of Petition Signatures on ‘Rideshare’ Inequities
Cab Drivers United delivered to the offices of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Beale the signatures of more than 3,300 drivers urging the city to apply the same safety rules and regulations to Uber and other transportation network providers.
NYC School Crossing Guards Win Well-Deserved Raise
New York City school crossing guards won a well-deserved and much needed raise, thanks to an agreement they reached with city officials through their union.
Chicago Cab Drivers Rally Troops at AFL-CIO NextUP Summit
With more than 1,000 young union members from across the nation in town, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 member Ezz Abdelmagid was proud to lead activists in a virtual action aimed at educating them and enlisting their support.
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.
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