Past Classes

Mental Health First Aid

Have you ever encountered a passenger, a fellow driver, or a family member having a mental health crisis? In this training on Mental Health First Aid, participants will learn a five-step process for helping someone who is displaying signs of a mental illness or emotional crisis.

The Independent Drivers Guild is partnering with ThriveNYC to make a training on Mental Health First Aid training available to For-Hire Vehicle drivers. MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$*
November 30, 2018
9am-5pm
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

5-Star Professional Service

Experienced drivers and Independent Drivers Guild stewards will teach you tricks of the trade and professional English to keep customers happy and stay safe on the road. Drivers who were terminated from Uber for low-ratings will be reactivated after successful completion of this class.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
December 6, 2018
10am
456 Johnson Ave, #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Knowledge = Power Summer Series

In this series, we will read and discuss texts and films focused on the history of organizing in the For-Hire Vehicle sector in New York City. Through a reading of Graham Russell Gao Hodges’ “Taxi: A Social History of the New York City Cab Driver” and other texts, we will trace the story of worker struggle in the for-hire vehicle industry from 1907 until today through union organizing drives, strikes, attempts to create cooperatives and political parties, and other forms of collective action. By understanding the past, we will gain insight into how we can shape the future.

Meetings take place at 456 Johnson Ave #420 every Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm starting June 27th. You must registers at the ticket link above. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
June 27, 2018
4:00-5:30PM
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

24小时TLC许可证培训课 9/1-9/2(中文)

今天就与IDG一起成为TLC授权的驾驶员吧!

我们是纽约市最可负担和最好的TLC学校。这个为期两天的课程将于周六和周日的上午9点至晚上9点举行。每个学生必须参加整个课程,才有资格参加TLC考试。这个TLC认可的24小时课程是获得TLC许可证必须完成的要求。完成本课程后,您将可以参加TLC许可证考试。完成本课程后, 我们将复习然后将安排考试。考试也包含在课程学费中。纽约我们是唯一一家学校,如果您不通过第一次,您将可以免费再次参加考试

你必须按时抵达上午九点。我们鼓励所有学生使用公共交通,因为附近的停车位有限。我们位于 L 地铁的Morgan Ave Station 站附近。

$150
September 1, 2018
9:00 AM
456 Johnson Ave #420
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Wellness Class

This course is designed to help drivers improve their physical and mental health on the road. Additional segments include “Share the Road” and Hands-Only CPR training.

EVERY ELIGIBLE DRIVER AFFILIATED WITH A BASE IN THE BLACK CAR FUND MAY TAKE THE WELLNESS COURSE ONE TIME ONE TIME ONLY AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION OF $150 FROM THE BLACK CAR FUND

The course is taught every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Black Car Safety Center
38-38 Crescent Street Long Island City, NY 11101

$0
October 31, 2018
10am
38-38 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Organizing 101 Class

Join us for our monthly Organizing 101 Training. We will learn how to grow as Organizers and learn the skills needed to mobilize fellow drivers within the IDG. The more drivers mobilized, the more success we will have in winning pay protections, health insurance, and benefits. Are you ready to build a more fair FHV industry?

* This course has no cost for IDG members
$0*
March 12, 2018
12pm
38-38 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101