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Guide to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance Records WAG.319

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Margaret Fraser in 2013

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 03, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I: Campaigns, 1994-2010

Arrangement

This series is organized by campaign and arranged chronologically by campaign start date. Photographs (originally in binders or developing envelopes) were kept in their original order and were placed at the end of this series.

Processing Note

The photographs came to the archive housed in photograph albums and in their original developing envelopes. The photographs remain in their original order and grouped by album or envelope. Multiple campaigns and date ranges are represented in each folder of photos and when possible, the archivist has indicated identifiable campaigns and events in the folder title.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the public facing activities of the union and its efforts to raise awareness about and change laws regarding driver working conditions. The series begins with organizing efforts of the Lease Driver Committee and the 1998 strikes that solidified the NYTWA as an organizing body. Materials that document these campaigns include New York City Council outreach, flyers and distribution materials for drivers and the general public, bills and legislation, internal workplans, industry research and clippings, and driver surveys.

Without collective bargaining, these campaigns show the many ways that the NYTWA advocated for change in the industry. The NYTWA focus their legislative and advocacy campaigns on immigrant rights, a living wage for drivers, the exploitative practices of fleet garages and brokers, and health and safety. Major campaigns include (in chronological order) City Council Bill 472, 9/11 impact studies and aid efforts, Fuel Surcharge, Economic Justice, Stop GPS, and the Taxi Driver Protection Act.

Economic Justice is a term the NYTWA used to describe campaigns in the mid-2000s that relate to raising the wage of taxi drivers through fare raises and lowering the cost of daily or weekly cab leasing. Campaigns relating to 9/11 use member surveys to document the effects of the event on driver income and treatment. These surveys and other research was used to advocate for Federal Emeregency Management Agency (FEMA) funds as well as housing rent assistance from the Bridge Fund. Stop GPS is the most well represented campaign in this series and spans 2004-2008. Stop GPS fought against malfunctioning credit card machines, the loss of 5% on fares from credit card use, and GPS tracking.

Health campaigns are interspersed throughout this series as new initiatives took place at different times throughout the union's tenure. Other minor campaigns advocate for drivers that have been injured or killed while driving, Ford Crown Victoria safety, the Queens Boulevard TLC Office Campaign, peace rallies, efforts to democratize TLC courts, immigrant rights, and taxi cab accessibility. Photographs at the end of this series document most of these campaigns.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Lease Driver Coalition
1994-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Lease Driver Coalition: Workplans (I)
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Lease Driver Coalition: Workplans (II)
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Lease Driver Coalition: Demonstration
Aug 1997
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Lease Driver Coalition: Flyers: Related Organizations
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Lease Driver Coalition: South Asia
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Lease Driver Coalition and New York Taxi Workers Alliance
1997-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 8 General
1997-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 9 General
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 10 1998 Strikes: Demands
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 11 1998 Strikes: Flyers
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 12 1998 Strikes: Community Outreach
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 13 1998 Strikes: Public Opinion Flyers
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 14 1998 Strikes: Public Support Letters
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 15 1998 Strikes: Clippings
May 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 16 1998 Strikes: Community Support
May-Jun 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 17 1998 Strikes: Clippings
1998
Box: 13 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials) 1998 Strikes: Flyers
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 18 (Mixed Materials [31142063414349])
Box: 1 Folder : 19 1998 Strikes: Press Releases
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 20 1998 Strikes: Taxi Industry Flyers
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 21 1998 Strikes: Flyer and Translations
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 22 1998 Strikes: Public Flyers
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 23 1998 Strikes: Organizing and Documentation
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 24 1998 Strikes: New York City Taxi Owners Association
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 26 1998 Strikes: Information Packets
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 27 1998 Strikes: Distribution Materials
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 28 City Council Campaign: Introduction Flyer
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 29 General
circa 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 30 General
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 31 City Council Bill 472: Industry Research
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 32 City Council Bill 472: City Council Outreach
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 33 City Council Bill 472: City Council Proposals
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 34 City Council Bill 472: Distribution Materials
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 35 City Council Bill 472: Industry Statements
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 36 City Council Bill 472: New York Taxi Workers' Alliance (NYTWA) Proposals
1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 37 City Council Bill 472: Legal Correspondence
Nov 1998-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 38 City Council Bill 472: Petitions
circa 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 1 City Council Bill 472: Introduction B
Apr 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 2 City Council Bill 472: Introduction C
Apr 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Queens Boulevard Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Office Campaign
1999
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Queens Boulevard Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Office Campaign
Jun 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 5 General
1999-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Lease Cap: Pending Work
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 7 9/11 Impact: Disaster Unemployment Assistance
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 8 9/11 Impact: Labor and Community Response
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 9 9/11 Impact: Asian Americans and Immigrants
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 10 9/11 Impact: Research
circa 2001-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 11 9/11 Impact: Driver Survey
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 12 9/11 Impact: Driver Survey (I)
circa 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 13 9/11 Impact: Driver Survey (II)
circa 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 14 9/11 Impact: Bridge Fund Applications
2002-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 15 9/11 Impact: Taxi Drivers in New York City Study
circa 2002-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 16 9/11 Impact: Bridge Fund
2002-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 17 9/11 Impact: Moving Forward Funding
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Ford Accountability Campaign
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Ford Crown Victoria Safety
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Justice for Yousef
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Peace Rally for South Asia
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Health Fair: Financial
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Fare and Lease
circa 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Fare and Lease
2002-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Fare and Lease: Lease Information
2002-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Economic Justice: Pilot Survey
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Economic Justice: Letters to Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
Feb 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Economic Justice: Press
Mar -May 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Economic Justice
2002-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Economic Justice: Workplans
2002-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Economic Justice: Driver Mobilization
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Economic Justice: Liu, John
Apr 2003
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Economic Justice: Public Hearing
Apr 2003
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Economic Justice: Petition to Initiate Rulemaking
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Economic Justice: Lower Wages/Higher Fares
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Economic Justice: Fare and Lease Research
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Economic Justice: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Petitions
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Economic Justice: Reply to Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Letter
Sep 2003
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Economic Justice: Support
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Economic Justice: Response to Proposed Rulemaking
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Economic Justice: Scenarios
Jan 2004
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Economic Justice: City Council Outreach
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Economic Justice: Livable Income for Taxi Drivers
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Economic Justice: City Council Outreach
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Economic Justice: $5.15 is not Enough
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Economic Justice: Fare Raise: Recipts Before and After
May-Jul 2004
Box: 2 Folder : 47 Economic Justice: Fuel Prices
2005
Box: 2 Folder : 48 Economic Justice: Some Facts and Figures
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 49 General
2003
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Campaign Priorities: Member Surveys
2004
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Stop GPS: Flyers
circa 2004
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Stop GPS: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Focus Group Reports
2004-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Stop GPS
2004-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Stop GPS: Research
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Stop GPS: Research: GPS Uses
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Stop GPS: Omni
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Stop GPS: Contracts
Mar 2005
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Stop GPS: Taxi Technology Enhancements
Mar 2005
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Stop GPS: TLC
2005-2006
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Stop GPS: Driver Response
2006
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Stop GPS
2006
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Stop GPS: Fraud Allegations
2006
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Stop GPS: Contracts
circa 2006
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Stop GPS: Driver Response
circa 2006
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Stop GPS: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Board Bios
May 2006
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Stop GPS
May-Jun 2006
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Stop GPS: City Council Advocacy
Jun-Jul 2006
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Stop GPS: Taxi Technology System
2006-2007
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Stop GPS: Installation and Malfunctions
2006-2007
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Stop GPS
2006-2007
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Stop GPS: Strike Organizing
2006-2007
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Stop GPS: Clippings
Feb-May 2007
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Stop GPS
2007
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Stop GPS: Related Publications
2007
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Stop GPS: Survey
circa 2007
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Stop GPS
Jun-Jul 2007
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Stop GPS
May 2007
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Stop GPS: Rulemaking
2007
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Stop GPS: Equipment Agreement: Taxi Technology
2007
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Stop GPS: Equipment Agreement: Digital Dispatch
2007
Box: 13 Folder : 3-5 Stop GPS: Posters
circa 2007
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Stop GPS
2007-2008
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Stop GPS: Incident Report: Maignam, Joseph
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Stop GPS: Litigation
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Stop GPS: Incident Reports
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Stop GPS and Fuel Surcharge
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Fuel Surcharge: Clippings
2004-2005
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Fuel Surcharge: Call for Action
Sep 2005
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Fuel Surcharge: Workplan
Sep 2005
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Fuel Surcharge: Petitions
Sep 2005-May 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Fuel Surcharge: Call for Action
Sep-Oct 2005
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Fuel Surcharge: Organizing
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Fuel Surcharge: Gasoline Price Research
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Fuel Surcharge: Media and Research
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Fuel Surcharge
2006
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Fuel Surcharge
Jun 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Fuel Surcharge: City Council Member Letters
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Fuel Surcharge: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Public Hearing
Jul 2008
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Fuel Surcharge: Petition
Jul 2008
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Fuel Surcharge and Intro 705: City Council Support Letters
Jul 2008
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Fuel Surcharge and Intro 705: City Council Member Letters
Jul 2008
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Fuel Surcharge
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Justice and Safety Rally
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Justice and Safety Rally
Dec 2005
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Democratize Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Courts
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Democratize Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Courts: Campaign Summary
circa 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Democratize Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Courts
2007-2008
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Health Center: Research
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Health Center: Project Presentation
Apr 2006
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Health Center: Planning
2006-2007
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Health: Needs Assessment Survey
2007
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Health Rights for Taxi Drivers
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Health: Needs Assessment
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Health: Diabetes Research, Education, and Action for Minorities (DREAM) Project
2008
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Health
2010
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Safety: Ford Crown Victoria: Fuel Tank
2005-2006
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Taxis for All
2006
Box: 5 Folder : 1 General
2007
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Safety
2008
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Taxi of Tomorrow
2008
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Cell Phone Rights: Neeru and the Heroes
Mar 2008
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Cell Phone Rights
2008
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Justice for Zakir
Mar 2008
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Intro 705
2008
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Intro 705: City Council Member Letters
May 2008
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Intro 705: Statement and Ammendment
2008-2009
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Traffic Rights
2008-2009
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Accessible Dispatch System
Nov 2008-Feb 2009
Box: 5 Folder : 12 General: Workplans
2009
Box: 5 Folder : 13 General
2009
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Taxi Driver Protection Act: Albany Action Day
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Taxi Driver Protection Act: Organizing
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Taxi Driver Protection Act: Motorcade
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Taxi Driver Protection Act
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 18 General (I)
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 19 General (II)
2010
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Health: Driver Survey
undated
Box: 5 Folder : data_value_missing_ab9b68406f44f782c7e0fa2564feada6 Health: Driver Survey
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Photo Album
1998-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Photos: Peace Rally and Queens Boulevard Office Demonstration
1999-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Photo Album: Peace Rally and Queens Boulevard Office Demonstration
1999-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Photos
1999-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Photo Album (I)
1999-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Photo Album (II)
1999-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Photo Album
2002
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Photos
2002-2008
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Negatives
2005
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Photos: Justice for Shejadur
2005
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Negatives
2006
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Photos
2006, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Photos
circa 2006
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Photos: Seattle
circa 2006
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Photos: Stop GPS and Philadelphia
circa 2009
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Photos: Stop GPS and Philadelphia
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Photos: Strikes and Accidents
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Photos (I)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Photos (II)
undated

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