Drivers' Bill of Rights Petition

New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio

Call To Action! To End the war on New York City For-Hire Vehicle TLC Drivers.

Sign our petition to put a stop to these unfair treatment of the app- based companies.

App based companies plans to follow Lyft's lead in locking drivers out of its app at times and places with low demand. Starting Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, Uber will lock drivers out of its platform at times and locations that few riders are requesting trips.

Sign our petition to put a stop to these unfair treatment of the app- based companies.

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To: New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Drivers Guild Calls for Drivers' Bill of Rights

1.THE RIGHT TO FAIR AND MINIMUM COMPENSATION (WITHOUT ANY LOOPHOLES THAT APPS CAN EXPLOIT) : Enforce pay rules so drivers get the raise we were promised. Cap company commissions to stop the practice of overcharging riders and underpaying drivers. Require “deadhead” pay for all classes of vehicles. Enact higher minimum rates for classes of vehicles with higher expenses. Require apps to reinstate the destination filters and stop other practices designed to get around fair pay rules.

2. THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS AND JOB SECURITY: Prevent Apps from deactivating drivers without a stated cause, require apps to have a due process structure which includes a fair hearing with union/guild representation.

3. THE RIGHT TO EQUAL PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS: We must have a driver cap that provides power to the drivers to control their own destinies, we must have have active enforcement of existing laws and TLC regulations, and new laws and regs that promotes fairness and parity: Must have rooftop ads, predatory leasing regulations.

4. THE RIGHT TO SECURE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Rear facing cameras paid for by the apps, active and aggressive NYPD/TLC investigations into assaults on drivers and cooperation with victims families. Require apps to offer one touch or voice activated 911 which sends GPS location to 911 dispatchers. Adequate parking spaces for the city’s 80,000 FHV drivers to legally make brief stops and access running water restroom facilities. Require apps to charge a rider fee for safety violations to be paid in full to driver to incentivize drivers to cancel unsafe trips (minors, no child safety seat, too many riders for vehicle), encourage safe ridership, and compensate drivers for their time.

5. THE RIGHT TO PURSUE REASONABLE OPPORTUNITIES: Adopt policies that promote driver ownership over leasing, limit new TLC driver licenses rather than vehicle licenses. Allow all TLC drivers the same opportunity to increase their earnings without increasing congestion through rooftop advertising.

6. THE RIGHT TO A VOICE ON APP POLICY CHANGES: We want the IDG to represent us to negotiate any changes with ride-hail apps. We are drivers for UBER LYFT AND JUNO and authorize The IDG to advocate, represent and bargain for us with these companies.