The Independent Drivers Guild is a new organization created to protect, support, and connect workers in the sharing economy.
The Independent Drivers Guild is a joint project between the Machinists Union and independent drivers. Starting in New York, this organization will spread nationally, fighting to enhance the earning ability of all drivers while affording independent contractors traditional benefits and protections not currently available between Uber and working drivers.
As an affiliate of District 15 of the Machinists Union, the Independent Drivers Guild will fight for Uber drivers to:
Secure a seat at the table with authorized management in monthly meetings with a Council of Drivers.
Provide deactivation protection through hearings in front of independent panels.
Provide drivers with professional training, legal assistance, financial planning, roadside assistance, and community support.
Improve the working lives of professional drivers through cost savings, access to low-cost insurance, representation against unfair fines and violations, benefit packages for drivers, and fight for legislation to fund services and benefits for Guild members.
Political and legislative representation, with the Guild fighting for policies that best help drivers earn a living.
About the IDG
A project of District 15 of the Machinists Union that understands the independent status of the drivers but fights to provide a process to resolve worker-related issues and enhance the earning ability of all drivers. Click here to learn more