Double Jeopardy Ticket Win!

On December 20th, New York City Council Voted to End the Unfair Practice of Double Jeopardy Ticketing

The Independent Drivers Guild lobbied the New York City Council for a solution to Double Jeopardy Ticketing. For too long drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft have been ticketed and fined by the city’s DOT for a violation, paying to fight or settle that ticket, and then months later they would be ticketed again for the same exact violation by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. This week the city council passed a bill to end this unfair practice. This victory requires judges and hearing officers to dismiss a duplicate notice of violation.

The city’s official summary of Intro 748-A is as follows:

This bill would establish certain procedural requirements in relation to violations of New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) laws or regulations adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). The bill would require that a TLC representative would be required to be present at hearings, either in person or remotely; that a respondent could appear remotely, through internet video; that OATH could reduce a violation, if it finds doing so to be in the interests of justice, subject to a review by TLC; that any duplicate notice of violation should be automatically dismissed and, finally, it would establish hearing timeliness requirements to facilitate prompt adjudication of violations.

The mayor is expected to sign the legislation soon and the law will take effect 180 days thereafter. In the meantime, if you have questions about tickets and duplicate tickets, please call our legal helpline – (800) 576-7806. Please note, IDG does not provide any legal services and is simply an intermediary.


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ڈرائیوروں کا کراے میں اضافۂ کا مطالبا ۔ اور لا نگ ٹرپ سے واپسی کی فیس

جب ورکرز متحد ہو کر لڑتے ہے تو ورکرز کی جیت ہو تی ہیں. گزشتہ سال، آئی ڈی جی کے ارکان نے متھد ہو کر نیو یارک شہر کے ٹیکسی اور لیمزین کمیشن میں ابر اور ویا میں ٹپنگ ڈالنے کے لۓ اپیل داخل کی ۔ اپیل کو ٹیکسی ا ینڈ لمیزین نے منضور کرکے کانون بنا دیا ۔ جس نے ابر اور ویا کو ان کی اطلاقات کو ٹپنگ اختیار میں اضافے کے لئے مجبور کیا، جس کے نتیجے میں اب $ 30- $ 100 ڈرائیوروں کی جیبوں میں ایک ہفتے اضافی جاتے ہں ۔ اب ہمیں لازمی طور پر اپنے خاندانوں کو فراہم کرنے کے لئے کافی کم از کم مزدوری حاصل کرنے کے لئے ایک ساتھ ملنا ضروری ہے.

پے آرگنائزنگ کمیٹی – کارکنوں کے گروپ نے منصفانہ تنخواہ منظور کراونے کے لئے ایک تجویز پیش کی ہے ۔ تجو یز میں کارکنوں کو اپنے خاندانوں کو فراہم کر نے کو یقینی بنانا مقصد ہے ۔ تجویز کے اہم مطالبات ذیل ہیں:

آئی ڈی جی تمام ڈرائیوز کے لۓ کم از کم اضا فی تنخواہ کا مطالبہ کرتا ہے- قیمتوں میں فی گھنٹہ اور فی میل اور فی منٹ 37 فیصد اضا فہ کا مطا لبا کیا گیا ہے ۔ تمام کمپنز کو کراے بڑحانے چاۓ اس میں اوبر ۔ لیفٹ۔ جنو سمیت تمام پلیٹ فارموں کے کرایوں میں اضافۂ کا مطالبہ کیا گیا ہے ۔  

آئی ڈی جی زیادہ سے زیادہ کرایہ کے اضافہ کا مطالبا کرتا ہے. ہمیں اوبر کو اپنے مسافروں کو ڈبل سے زیادہ چارج کرنے اور ڈراینور کو کم از کم پے کرنے سے روکنا ضروری ہے ۔ ہم یہ مطالبہ کرتے ہیں کہ ابر اور دیگر کمپنیوں کو اپنے مسافروں کو 20٪ سے زائد چارج نہیں کرنا چاہیے جو ڈرایںور کو ادا کیا جاتا ہے.

آئی ڈی جی مطالبہ کرتا ہے کہ ڈراۂورز کو لانگ ٹرپ سے نیویارک سٹی میں واپس جانے کے لئے مڈیڈ ھیڈ فیس ملے جبکہ گاڑی میں کوئی مسافر نہیں ھوتا ہے.

آپ یہاں کراےکےافآفے کی مکمل تجویز کو پڑھ کر سکتے ہیں. اگر آپ ہماری درخواستوں کی حمایت کرتے ہیں تو، ہماری درخواست نامہ پر دستخط کریں، مہم سے ملوث ہوں اور اپنے ساتھی ڈرائیوروں کو بھی بتائیں.

یہاں درخواست نامہ پر دستخط کریں )براہ مہربانی نوٹ کریں کہ درخواست انگریزی میں ہے)

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我们司机的诉求: 提高最低车费标准, 降低提成标准以及额外出城补贴

只要我们团结战斗, 我们就一定可以赢得胜利。去年, IDG工会组织帮助司机通过了一项纽约市关于出租车和豪华轿车委员会 (TLC) 的规定, 强制Uber 和 Via为他们的应用程序增加小费选项, 这给每位司机每周增加30到100美元的收入。现在, 我们必须再次地走到一起, 争取赢得足以为我们的家庭提供保障的黑车最低的收入标准。

薪酬委员会- 为了赢得公平待遇而组织起来的工人组织 – 提出一个可以确保司机为自身家庭提供足够收入的方案。以下是我们提出的关键要求:

您可以在这里找到完整的提高工资的建议。如果你支持我们的要求, 请签署我们的请愿书, 参与这个运动, 并告诉你和你的司机朋友。

请在这里签名 (请注意请愿书是英文的)

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La demande de conducteurs: une augmentation de salaire minimum, un tarif maximum, et une rémunération de Deadhead

Les travailleurs gagnent quand nous nous mobilisons et nous nous battons. L’année dernière, les membres d’IDG ont organisé et gagné à une loi de New York et une règle  de Taxi  et Limousine Commission qui ont forcé Uber et Via à ajouter une option de basculement à leurs applications, entraînant une augmentation de 30 à 100 $ par semaine. Maintenant, nous devons nous unir pour gagner un salaire minimum spécifique pour un véhicule de location, suffisamment élevé pour subvenir aux besoins de nos familles.

Le comité organisateur de la paye – le groupe de travailleurs qui s’organise pour gagner un salaire équitable – a approuvé une proposition visant à assurer que les travailleurs puissent subvenir aux besoins de nos familles. Voici nos principales exigences de la proposition:

Vous pouvez trouver la proposition complète pour améliorer la rémunération ici. Si vous soutenez nos demandes, signez notre pétition, participez à la campagne et parlez-en à vos collègues conducteurs.

Signez la pétition ici (veuillez noter que la pétition est en anglais)

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Demanda de conductores: un aumento salarial mínimo, una tarifa máxima y un pago decente

Los trabajadores del Volante ganan cuando nos unimos y luchamos. El año pasado, los miembros de IDG organizaron, ganaron una ley de la ciudad de Nueva York y una decisión de la comisión de taxis y limosinas que obligó a Uber y Via a agregar una opción de propinas a sus aplicaciones, lo que resultó en otros $ 30- $ 100 en los bolsillos de los conductores por semana. Tenemos que unirnos para ganar un salario mínimo para que los taxistas podamos mantener a nuestras familias.

El Comité Organizador de Pagos; el grupo de trabajadores que organiza para obtener un salario justo, aprobó una propuesta para garantizar que los trabajadores puedan proveer a sus familias. Estas son nuestras principales demandas de la propuesta:

Puede encontrar la propuesta completa para mejorar el pago aquí. Si respalda nuestras demandas, firme nuestra petición, involúcrese con la campaña y cuéntele a sus compañeros conductores.

Firme la petición aquí (tenga en cuenta que la petición está en inglés)

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The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has proposed a rule that would deeply cut drivers’ income, while they could achieve their same goals without risking our lives. Email the TLC right now to tell them drivers believe in dignity for people in wheelchairs, but the TLC doesn’t have to slash driver income to improve service.


Tomorrow, the TLC is meeting to hear testimony on an unfair and impractical Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) rule. While we support wheelchair accessibility, and we know our fellow workers support getting more Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles on the road, we cannot support a rule so severe, and on such an unrealistic timeline that it will endanger the public by drastically cutting our income.

We need as many FHV workers as possible to tell the TLC you oppose the proposed rule.

Tomorrow’s hearing isn’t one New York’s 100,000 FHV workers can afford to ignore.

Already, we’re struggling to make a living while balancing vehicle maintenance, out-of-pocket medical care, and wages that seem to drop every time Uber and Lyft feel like tweaking their algorithms. Now, we’re staring down the barrel of a new Wheelchair Accessibility rule that will decimate our ability to make a living.

You can help save FHV workers from this impractical WAV rule. Email the TLC to tell them you oppose the rule.

We have been trying to make contact with the advocates for people with disabilities to get them to meet with For-Hire Vehicle workers so we can work hand in hand to create a fair rule, but we’re having difficulty getting them to listen, which is why we have to mobilize.

Quick facts about this rule:

We support getting more WAVs on the road, and people in wheelchairs need a better service. But getting more WAVs on the road by cutting the income of 100,000 workers in half is unacceptable. Tell the TLC you oppose this rule. If you have contacts with any advocates for people with disabilities, please tell them we want to work together to build a future that works for people in wheelchairs and hard working drivers alike.



On Tipping

For the past year, IDG members like yourself have been fighting for a tipping option. Here is the timeline of our campaign:

The campaign isn’t over yet. We still want to win the taxi-style rules where the tipping options have to be 20%, 25%, 30% or “other.” Join us on Sunday to get organized for the TLC hearing about the tipping rule on July 13th.

IDG General Meeting

July 9th, 2017, 12:00 PM

456 Johnson Ave, Unit 412, Brooklyn

RSVP here

Join us as a dues-paying member at http://IDG.ms/JOIN to keep the wins coming.


On Bathrooms

The new JFK bathrooms are a result of a coordinated push that included working closely with Port Authority, in conjunction with an all out media and grassroots effort. This victory came after months of stalling and navigating a difficult bureaucratic process, but a few weeks ago we decided we were tired of waiting.

We sent out press releases, text messages, and emails asking members to call the port authority to demand the basic dignity of a place to use the bathroom.

We made the New York Times, among others. And it finally got a reaction from the Port Authority.

They added portable restrooms the next day.

To be clear, porta potties are only a temporary solution. We demand bathrooms with running water and shade. We are also pushing to get more FHV stands in Manhattan to prevent tickets for stopping at taxi stands. If you want to take action, here’s what you do. After we get the final locations accepted by the Department of Transportation, we’re going to push for public bathrooms.

We deserve to drive with dignity. Join us as a dues-paying member at http://IDG.ms/JOIN to keep the wins coming.


On Healthcare

We may have suffered a setback, but with so many uninsured IDG members, the issue isn’t lack of need. By no means are we giving up this battle. Here’s what you can do right now:

Join Us at the Next General Meeting

Healthcare and pay regulations will be the centerpieces of our July 9th meeting. We’ll discuss details of where we go from here, and more you can do to push healthcare over the finish line.

IDG General Meeting

July 9th, 2017, 12:00 PM

456 Johnson Ave, Unit 412, Brooklyn

RSVP here

Take Our Survey on Healthcare and Pay Regulations

Cost is a barrier and as a result, we’re redoubling our efforts to win pay regulations and New York Council’s Intro 1301. These measures will put more money in your pocket and help ease the cost of healthcare. Throughout the summer, we’ll be asking members to fill out this survey to evaluate interest in healthcare and collect the necessary data to push forward the argument for pay regulations.

Please take the survey and send it to your fellow drivers now.

Join us as a dues-paying member at http://IDG.ms/JOIN to keep the wins coming.