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Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York Taxi Workers Alliance
Source: New York Taxi Workers Alliance
Title: New York Taxi Workers Alliance Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1972-2011
Dates [bulk]: 1997-2010
Abstract: The New York Taxi Workers' Alliance was founded in 1998 by members of the Lease Drivers Coalition (LDC), an advocacy project of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV). The union, led by Executive Director Bhairavi Desai since its inception, fights for structural change in the taxi driving industry, regularly ranked by the Department of Labor as one of the most dangerous job in the country. The NYTWA supports drivers through legal advocacy, health benefits, and numerous campaigns fighting for safety and economic justice for taxi workers. Because taxi drivers are considered independent contractors, they cannot engage in collective bargaining. Despite this impediment, the NYTWA claims it has increased taxi drivers' incomes by 35%-45%, including implementation of the first-ever Living Wage standard for US taxi drivers in 2004. The records of the New York Taxi Workers' Alliance document the organization from its growth out of the Lease Driver Coalition (an initiative of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) in 1998 to its 2012 status as a national union and a member of the AFL-CIO in 2010. The records illusrtate the growth of the union in membership, funding, and media coverage, and the specific challenges of 21st century labor organizing in a transient and ethnically diverse population. The collection primarily documents the two major activities of the union: campaigns and legal services.
Quantity: 13 Linear Feet in 12 record cartons, 1 manuscript box and 1 oversized flat box
Language: Materials are primarily in English. Some materials in the collection have been translated into Spanish, Urdu, and other Indo-European languages.
Call Phrase: WAG.319
Sponsor: Processing and description work on this collection was made possible in part by a grant from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the State Education Department.

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New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) History

The New York Taxi Workers' Alliance was founded in 1998 by members of the Lease Drivers Coalition (LDC), an advocacy project of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV). The union, led by Executive Director Bhairavi Desai since its inception, fights for structural change in the taxi driving industry, regularly ranked by the Department of Labor as one of the most dangerous job in the country. The NYTWA supports drivers through legal advocacy, health education, and numerous campaigns fighting for safety and economic justice for taxi workers. Because taxi drivers are considered independent contractors, the union cannot engage in collective bargaining.

Despite this limitation, the NYTWA uses legislation, work-stoppage strikes, demonstrations, and petitions to affect change. They mobilize drivers and build membership through meetings, outreach and fairs in airport waiting lots, industry research, organizational partnerships, and assisting drivers with tickets and fines. The NYTWA claims it has increased taxi drivers' incomes by 35%-45%, including advocating for the implementation of the first-ever Living Wage standard for US taxi drivers in 2004.

In May 1998, four months after their formation, the NYTWA organized a 24-hour strike of thousands of licensed taxi drivers in protest of proposed Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) regulations that would quadruple liability-insurance costs, increase fines and probationary periods for new drivers, and increase the frequency of drug and alcohol testing for drivers. The NYTWA demanded a moratorium on the new rules, an in-depth study of the taxi industry, and an end to double ticketing (the practice of issuing multiple tickets at the same time for similar driving infractions). Though the strike did not affect immediate change on TLC regulations, it was influential because it solidified the NYTWA as a union and was able to bring together workers from a notoriously segmented group with no central point of organization.

Early organizing activity for the union includes City Council Bill 472, which fought against TLC codes of conduct for drivers (primarily regarding license revoking procedures) which the council ruled to be "onerous" on drivers. Another early campaign fought against the long wait times drivers faced at the Queen Boulevard TLC Office, which took valuable time out of a drivers' average 60-hour work week. The NYTWA focused their efforts in the early 2000s on studying the impact of September 11, 2001 on taxi drivers and New York City immigrants and subsequent relief efforts (including federal disaster assistance for taxi drivers).

During the mid-2000s, the union focused on the detrimental effects new taxi technology (malfunctioning credit card machines, the loss of 5% on fares from credit card use, and GPS tracking) had on driver earnings and individual rights. They also worked to raise the wages of drivers through economic justice campaigns, which fought for fare increases, caps on the cost of leasing cars and medallions, and for a fuel surcharge on all fares. Union activity in the late 2000s concentrated on health initiatives; Intro 705, a bill which allowed drivers to choose credit card machine operators; and the Taxi Driver Protection Act, which called for heavier penalties for assaults on drivers and a sticker in each taxi warning of these penalties.

The NYTWA also spends much of its resources on providing discounted or pro bono legal, financial management, and health services for its members. The NYTWA claims a membership of 16,000 drivers and was voted into the New York City Central Labor Council in 2007 as the first non-collective bargaining agent member of a Central Labor Council in the US. Together with the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, the union hosted a conference of international taxi unions in 2007, which resulted in the creation of the National Taxi Workers Alliance, now headquartered at the NYTWA.

History of Taxicabs in New York City

Despite the iconic status of yellow cabs in the city of New York, documentation of the industry and its workers is sparse. The transitory nature of the industry and its history of union creation, corruption, and short-lived organizing efforts made it both hard to organize, and hard to document. Henry Allen started the first taxi fleet in New York City in 1907 (The New York Taxicab Company), with the first organizing and strike efforts taking place just one year later over the cost of uniform rentals and gas prices.

By the Great Depression there were more cabs on the streets of New York than there are in 2013 (about 16,000 in 1932 compared to 13,000 in 2013). To regulate this number, the city passed the Haas Act and introduced the medallion system. A medallion licenses a car to pick up and taxi passengers in New York City. By restricting the number of medallions, rather than driver licenses, the city can regulate the number of taxicabs on the streets of New York. More than half of the medallions created went to fleet owners who rent cars and medallions to licensed drivers for two shifts a day. The rest of the medallions were reserved for driver-owners, who are required to drive for a certain number of shifts before they can lease the medallion. The Act allowed for the transfer of medallions between owners and since the number of medallions did not increase until 1996, the cost increased exponentially. The cost was around $10 in 1937. By 2012, medallions sold for almost $1 million.

In 1971, the city created the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to regulate the taxi and limousine industry, which had previously been under the jurisdiction of the New York City police department. The TLC is in charge of licensing and regulating the taxi industry while the NYPD enforces traffic laws. Thus, New York City taxi drivers must be aware of the rules and regulations of several agencies: The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

In 1979, the city legalized the leasing system. This system chaged drivers' status from employee to independent contractor. Instead of receiving a percentage of the days' earnings, drivers now pay a set amount to lease the car and medallion for the day or week. Over the next few years, all garages moved to the leasing system. Since then, taxi drivers lease cars (and their medallions) from fleet garages or brokers by the day or by the week. A "DOV" driver (Driver Owned Vehicle) owns their vehicle but rents the medallion from the broker. By 2011, there were over 13,000 medallions and almost 50,000 licensed cab drivers. Since the retirement of the iconic "checker cab" in New York, most taxicabs were Ford Crown Victorias, one of the cheapest options of the TLC-approved cars until the 2010s. Because the Crown Victoria was discontinued in 2011, the TLC and Mayor Bloomberg introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow plan, which plans to replace all existing cars with an approved Nissan design from 2013-2018. The plan was controversial because the approved Nissan was neither an hybrid, nor was it wheel-chair accessible.

The taxi industry has always employed the recent immigrant population in New York City, though the proportion of drivers born outside of the U.S. increased dramatically in the last quarter of the 20th century. By 2005, less than 10% of drivers were born inside of the U.S. and the majority came from the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. This demographic composition has a wide-ranging impact on the industry and its patterns of organizing.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the New York Taxi Workers' Alliance document the organization from its growth out of the Lease Driver Coalition (an initiative of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) in 1998 to its 2012 status as a national union and a member of the AFL-CIO in 2010. The records illusrtate the growth of the union in membership, funding, and media coverage, and the specific challenges of 21st century labor organizing in a transient and ethnically diverse population. The collection primarily documents the two major activities of the union: campaigns and legal services.

Without collective bargaining, campaigns are the major way the NYTWA affects change in the industry. Since its founding in 1998, the NYTWA has initiated numerous campaigns working toward increasing the wage of drivers, advocating for driver health and safety, fighting against TLC rules and regulations, and increasing public awareness of industry issues. The NYTWA provides discounted or pro-bono legal assistance to aid drivers in understanding and navigating the constantly changing traffic regulations and complicated TLC court system, in addition to the multiple city agencies they contend with on a daily basis, The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Materials that document these campaigns include New York City Council outreach, flyers and distribution materials for drivers and the general public, proposed bills and legislation, internal workplans, industry research and clippings, and driver surveys. The records document their interactions with the media, drivers, the NYTWA Organizing Committee, and partnerships with related organizations.

Through these records, researchers can find information about evolving transportation technologies, the impact of September 11, 2001 on South Asian workers and the transportation industry, taxi drivers in the media, the rising cost of medallions, the effects of the legal system on the immigrant population of New York, changing traffic laws and restrictions, industry-specific health concerns, and efforts to educate the public about the industry.

Also represented in this collection are the many organizations that operate within the taxi industry. The NYTWA is the only group that advocates for and consists of taxi drivers themselves. There are several realted organizations that fight for taxi garages and medallion owners, including The Metropolitan Taxi Cab Board of Trade (MTBOT), Committee for Taxi Safety, and Greater New York Taxi Association. Over time, the NYTWA's working relationships with related organizations evolved. In particular, the NYTWA works more closely with the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) under the leadership of Commissioner Yassky (2010-2017), in comparison with Commissioner Daus (2001-2010). The NYTWA also initiated partnerships with other organizations to aid in campaign work and research projects, including the Brennan Center for Justice, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Urban Justice Center.

Due to the small size of the NYTWA office staff and its use of email and phone communication, the collection contains little documentation of internal office interactions. This is also apparent in the lack of internal structure visible in the records themselves. Operating with only a few full time employees, the small staff performed all tasks in the organization – answering phones, doing research and outreach, writing articles, and attending meetings. Evidence of the fast paced office and makeshift orgnaizational strategies can be seen in the way that documents were used and reused. Most pieces of paper have been used for multiple purposes and passed through many hands – an unused flyer about one campaign became paper for taking notes about another. The documents reflect the nature of working in a reactive environment with less time for planning and internal organization. Instead, staff and volunteers for the NYTWA focused on how to affect the most change in a rapidly evolving industry.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into three series:

Series I: Campaigns, 1994-2010
Series II: Legal, 1998-2010
Series III: Administrative, 1974-2011

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Legal documents.
  • Publications (documents)

Subject Organizations

  • New York Taxi Workers Alliance
  • New York (N.Y.). Taxi and Limousine Commission

Subject Topics

  • Ta-icabs -- Fares
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
  • Legal aid -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Ta-icabs -- Law and legislation
  • Strikes and lockouts -x Transport workers -- New York (State) -- New York -x History.
  • Taxicabs.
  • Global Positioning System.
  • Transport workers -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Transport workers -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -x History.
  • Asian Americans -- Economic conditions.
  • Transport workers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Taxicab drivers -x Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Legal services -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Transport workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State)
  • Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Immigrants -- United States -- Civil rights.
  • Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
  • Asian Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Asian Americans -- Employment.
  • Asian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Asian Americans -- Social conditions.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The archived website was migrated from the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service to the Internet Archive's Archive-It Service in November 2015. The link to California Digital Library was removed in October 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

The following types of records are closed until January 1, 2026: active campaign documents, internal industry analysis, and organizational planning documents.

Some material in Series II: Legal, relating to legal advocacy cases in support of individual members, have been redacted to ensure the privacy of these individuals. Names, addresses, phone numbers, hack numbers, and other information which might identify individuals have been blacked out.

The remainder of the collection is open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; New York Taxi Workers Alliance Records; WAG 319; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

Taxi Rank and File Coalition Oral History Collection OH 013
New York City Taxi Drivers' Union Oral History Collection OH 028
United Taxi Workers Organizing Committee Records WAG 005
Taxi Rank and File Coalition Records WAG 139

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, 2011. The accession number associated with this gift is 2011.037. Another small donation of recent NYTWA publications was made in 2013.

Processing Information

Due to the nature of the NYTWA office, many of the records came to the archive loose or in unlabeled folders. The original order did show some grouping based on NYTWA campaigns and organizing efforts, and the collection was organized and given folder titles by the archivist with these groupings in mind. The collection was rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Photographs were removed from albums and developing envelopes and placed in protective sleeves in the same order. Descriptive information on post-it notes were photocopied and replaced.

Some of the folders in this collection contained personal information such as names, license numbers, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and hack numbers. This information was redacted with permanent marker in instances where this could be easily done without compromising the information contained in the records.

In 2014, the archived website was added as Series IV.

Appraisal Note

Personnel materials and membership lists with identifying information have been removed from the collection and returned to the NYTWA. Book titles already housed in the Tamiment Library collection were also returned.

Bibliography

Fine, Janice. Worker Centers: Organizing Communities at the Edge of the Dream. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2006.

Hodges, Graham Russell. Taxi!: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Mathew, Biju. Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Schaller Consulting. The New York City Taxicab Fact Book. Brooklyn, NY: Schaller Consulting, 2006.

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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)
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Series II: Legal, 1995-2010

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily documents the internal activities of the NYTWA and one of the main services it provides to its members. It contains three types of legal documentation: advocacy cases for individual drivers, larger court, and legal research about topics including immigrant rights, traffic laws, and legal processes. The larger court cases were generally brought against the TLC as well as taxi garages and brokers. The research files attempt to navigate and understand the complicated rules and regulations placed on drivers from the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the city of New York.

The advocacy cases represent much of the daily work of the NYTWA. Many members find out about and join the organization after seeking their legal help and advice. The office hours of the organization correspond with the schedule of drivers who experience a shift change around 5:00 am and 5:00 pm. Much of this time is spent speaking with drivers about appeals cases and fighting traffic tickets. These individual advocacy cases will be restricted until 2026 for privacy reasons.

Access Restrictions

Some material in Series II: Legal, relating to legal advocacy cases in support of individual members, have been redacted to ensure the privacy of these individuals. Names, addresses, phone numbers, hack numbers, and other information which might identify individuals have been blacked out. Names on folders have been replaced with numbers, in order to indicate distinct cases in support of individual members.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 11 501(C)(3)
2002
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Advocacy: Individual #1
2005
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Advocacy: Individual #2
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Advocacy: Individual #3
2006
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Advocacy: Individual #4
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Advocacy: Individual #5
Feb 2005
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Advocacy: Individual #6
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Advocacy: Individual #7
1999
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Advocacy: Individual #8
Feb 2006
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Advocacy: Individual #9
2010
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Advocacy: Individual #10
Mar 2006
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Advocacy: Individual #11
2006
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Advocacy: Individual #12
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Advocacy: Crime Victims Compensation
1998-2002
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Advocacy: Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
2008-2009
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Advocacy: Individual #13
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Advocacy: Individual #14
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Advocacy: Individual #15
2004
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Advocacy: Individual #16
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 24 Advocacy: Individual #17
2005-2007
Box: 14 Folder : 25 Advocacy: Individual #18
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 26 Advocacy: Individual #19
2010
Box: 14 Folder : 27 Advocacy: Lawyers: Koehler and Isaacs
2005
Box: 14 Folder : 28 Advocacy: Individual #20
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 29 Advocacy: Individual #21
2010
Box: 14 Folder : 30 Advocacy: Individual #22
1997-1998
Box: 14 Folder : 31 Advocacy: Individual #23
circa 2009
Box: 14 Folder : 32 Advocacy: Individual #24
2009
Box: 14 Folder : 33 Advocacy: Individual #25
Oct 2009
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Article 8 Procedures
Jan-Feb 1998
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Blank Appeal Forms: Taxi and Limousine Commission
circa 2005
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Data Center
Aug 2002
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Medallion Agents
Oct 2002
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Department of Investigation
2006
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
1999
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
2000
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Traffic Court
1996-2000
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Fitzpatrick, Kevin: Notebook
circa 2000
Box: 6 Folder : 21 General
1998-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 22 General
2001
Box: 6 Folder : 23 General
2009
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Immigration
1999-2005
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Immigration Rights
2004
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Immigration: Health
2004
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Immigration: Registration
2002-2003
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Licensing and Contracts
Nov-Dec 2005
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade (MTBOT)
2009
Box: 6 Folder : 30 New York City Law
2002
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Nnebe v Daus
2007
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Notice of Opportunity to Comment: Rules of Conduct for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers
2005
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Omni Fairness Appeal
Jun 2006
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Operation Refusal
2006
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Owners Transport Communication: Radio Rights
2009
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Proposed Amendment to Rules Governing Taxicab Specifications
2005
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Public Advocate for the City of New York
2000
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Retainers: Koehler and Isaacs
2009
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Research (I)
2001
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Research (II)
2001
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Resources
1998-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Rights
1999, 2005
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Rights: Manuals and Training
1997, 2003-2005
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Rights: Manuals and Training
2005
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Rights: Small Claims Court
1996, 2001-2002
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Rights: Technology and Fuel
2004-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Worker Centers
1995, 1999

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Series III: Administrative, 1972-2012 1998-2010

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This series represents the administrative work of the NYTWA and the industry research that does not directly relate to campaigns. The series is grouped in four major categories: clippings, financial documents, related organizations, and publications.

The clippings are one of the only ways this collectiond documents the outcome of the NYTWA campaign and advocacy efforts. They contain many minor New York City newspaper such as the Queens Chronicle as well as now defunct newspapers such as the  The New York Sun. The clippings also include print outs of online news agencies and blogs. They document the public attitude toward the taxi industry, the technology changes throughout the 2000s, and human interest stories about cab drivers. The clippings often come from publicatiosn geared toward specific ethnic groups, including  India Daily and  New India Times.

The financial documents are all reating to grant funding from foundations. They contain applications, correspondence, and research that document the ways the NYTWA supported their staff and daily activities and new projects. The folders relating to organizations document outreach to related groups and project partnerships. Lasly, this series contains runs of publications relating to the industry. Of particular note the NYTWA's own newsletter Shift Change. Other publications are produced by competing groups in the taxi industry, including the  Taxi Insider newspaper, published by the fleet owner operated Committee for Taxi Safety.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Accessibility
May 2006
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Accessibility
2010
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Awards
2002-2008
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Awards: Purpose Prize
2006
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Brokerage Corruption
1997-2001
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Business Research
circa 2006
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Chicago Taxi Industry
circa 2010
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Clippings
1997-1998
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Clippings
1998
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Clippings
1998-1999
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Clippings
1999
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Clippings (I)
2000
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Clippings (II)
2000
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Clippings
2000-2004
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Clippings (I)
2001
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Clippings (II)
2001
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Clippings
2001-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Clippings (I)
2002
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Clippings (II)
2002
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Clippings (I)
2003
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Clippings (II)
2003
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Clippings (III)
2003
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Clippings
2004
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Clippings (I)
2005
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Clippings (II)
2005
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Clippings
2005-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Clippings
2005-2007
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Clippings
2006
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Clippings
Jan 2007
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Clippings
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Clippings (I)
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Clippings (II)
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Clippings (III)
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Clippings
May 2007
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Clippings (I)
Jun 2007
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Clippings (II)
Jun 2007
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Clippings (I)
2008
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Clippings (II)
2008
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Clippings (III)
2008
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Clippings
2009
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Clippings
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Clippings: Bill Indauer for Bhairavi Desai
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Clippings: Collages
2005-2006
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Congestion Pricing
2008
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Correspondence
2001
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Desai, Bhairavi
Mar 2003
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Port Authority
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Shift Change
May 2010
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Desai, Bhairavi: Notes
2003
Box: 13 Desai, Bhairavi: Interview (radio)
Box: 13
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Desai, Bhairavi: Correspondence
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Desai, Bhairavi: Correspondence: A. Magazine
Jun 1999
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Desai: Talk on Organizing Non-Traditional Industries
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Distribution Materials: Driver Flyers
2000-2001
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Distribution Materials: Flyers
1997-2000s
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Distribution Materials: Licensing and Health
circa 2008
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Distribution Materials: Member Packet
2005
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Distribution Materials: Member Packet
2009
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Distribution Materials: Member Packet
2010
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Distribution Materials: Membership
circa 2004
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Distribution Materials: Press Packet
Dec 2001
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Driver Surveys
circa 2005
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Drug Testing Rules
2005
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Dues Letters
circa 2002
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Employment of Unauthorized Immigrants
2007
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Environment: Proposed Issuance of Additional Taxicab Medallions
Dec 2003
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Ergonomic Study
circa 2006
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Financial: Community Service Society
2004-2005
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Financial: Foundation Information
circa 2001
Box: 8 Folder : 38 Financial: Foundations
2003
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Financial: Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation
1998, 2008
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Financial: Nathan Cummings Foundation
2004
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Financial: Needmor Fund
1997-2000
Box: 8 Folder : 42 Financial: Needmor Fund
2003-2005
Box: 8 Folder : 43 Financial: Needmor Fund
2004-2008
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Financial: Needmor Fund
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Financial: Needmor Fund: New York Construction Workers United Application
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 46 Financial: New Voices
2006
Box: 8 Folder : 47 Financial: New World Foundation
2006
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Financial: New York Community Trust Fund for New Citizens
1999-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Financial: New York Community Trust Fund for New Citizens
2007-2008
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Financial: New York Community Trust Fund for New Citizens
2009
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Financial: New York Foundation
1999-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Financial: New York Foundation
2000-2001
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Financial: New York Foundation
2001-2002
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Financial: New York Foundation
2002-2003
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Financial: New York Foundation
2003-2004
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Financial: New York Foundation
2006-2008
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Financial: New York Foundation: Technical Assistance Workshops and Services
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Financial: Norman Foundation
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Financial: North Star Fund
1999-2002
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Financial: Open Society
2000-2004
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Financial: Peace Development Fund
1998
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Financial: Progressive Technology Project
2002-2003
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Financial: Public Welfare Foundation
1996-2005
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Financial: Resist
1999-2000
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Financial: Robin Hood Foundation
2003
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Financial: Scherman Foundation
2004-2006
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Financial: Sociological Initiatives Foundation
2008
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Financial: Tides Foundation
2001
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Financial: Unitarian Universalist
2004-2006
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Financial: United Hospital Fund
2004-2005
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Fitzpatrick, Kevin Michael: Memorial
2007
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Funraising Law and Regulation
Oct 2000
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Garages
2002
Box: 9 Folder : 27 General
2001-2008
Box: 9 Folder : 28 General
2005-2006
Box: 9 Folder : 29 General
2006
Box: 9 Folder : 30 General
2010
Box: 9 Folder : 31 Health
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 32 Health: Safety Risks
2005-2006
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Healthcare
circa 2008
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Immigrant Assistance
2003-2004
Box: 9 Folder : 35 Immigrant Assistance: Legal
2002-2004
Box: 9 Folder : 36 Immigrants
2010
Box: 9 Folder : 37 Immigrant Rights
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 38 Immigrant Rights
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 39 Industry Analysis
2002-2003
Box: 9 Folder : 40 Industry Research
2004
Box: 9 Folder : 41 Insurance: Group Term Life Insurance Policy
Feb 2008
Box: 9 Folder : 42 Issuance of Additional Medallions
2003-2004
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Labor Supply
1997
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Leasing of Taxicabs to Drivers as Independent Contractors
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Mathew, Biju: Taxi! Cabs and Capitalism in New York City: Correspondence
2005
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Materials for Luis Molina: Industry Research
1998-2003
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Medallion Auction
Jun 2006
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Medallion Auction
circa 2001-2003
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Medallion Sales
2005
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Media Guidebook
2002
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Meeting Minutes
2006
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Member Benefits: Insurance
2001, 2007
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Member Benefits: Know Your Rights Manual Formats
2006-2007
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Membership Forms
2001
Box: 10 Folder : 12 National Employment Law Project
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 13 New Voices Fellowship Program
2006
Box: 10 Folder : 14 New York City Council
2005-2006
Box: 10 Folder : 15 New York City Social Justice Fellowship
2006
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Newsletter Writings
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Occupational Health Internship Program
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Office Equipment Contracts and Quotes
2004-2006
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Office Technology Projects
circa 2005
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Organizations: Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL)
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Organizations: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO)
2006
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Organizations: Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training
2002
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Organizations: Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Organizations: Black Radical Congress
Dec 1998
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Organizations: Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Organizations: Communist Party USA (CPUSA) 29th National Convention
2009
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Organizations: Endorsements
2005
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
2002
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Organizations: General
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Organizations: New York Immigration Coalition: City Advocacy Day
2004
Box: 10 Folder : 31 Organizations: International Association of Transportation Regulators: Conference
Sep 2006
Box: 10 Folder : 32 Organizations: Jobs with Justice
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 33 Organizations: Jesuit Volunteer Corps
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 34 Organizations: Labor Party
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 35 Organizations: Leadership for a Changing World
2004-2005
Box: 10 Folder : 36 Organizations: Leadership for a Changing World: Award
2005
Box: 10 Folder : 37 Organizations: Local 375 Civil Service Technical Guild: Hand Scanners
2007
Box: 10 Folder : 38 Organizations: Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade (MTBOT): Letter to the Commissioner
Nov 2001
Box: 10 Folder : 39 Organizations: National Cancer Institute
2007
Box: 10 Folder : 40 Organizations: National Immigration Law Center
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 41 Organizations: National Immigration Law Center: Real ID Act
May 2005
Box: 10 Folder : 42 Organizations: National Taxi Workers Alliance
Apr 2012
Box: 10 Folder : 43 Organizations: New Directions
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 44 Organizations: New York City Coalition: Smoking
2010
Box: 10 Folder : 45 Organizations: New York Community Trust
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 46 Organizations: New York Immigration Coalition
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 47 Organizations: New York Joint Action Committee
circa 1998
Box: 10 Folder : 48 Organizations: New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers: The Fair Plan
Jun 2003
Box: 10 Folder : 49 Organizations: People Power: Meeting Notes
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 50 Organizations: Press
2004-2006
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Organizations: Public Employee Fund: Stop Workplace Violence
2008
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Organizations: Sanctuary for Families
2003-2004
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Organizations: Services Employees International Union (SEIU)
1997-1999
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Organizations: Services Employees International Union (SEIU): Bread and Roses Cultural Project
2003
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
2006-2007
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Bill Orleans Ejection Arrest
2000
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Contracts
circa 2005
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Handbook
circa 2000
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Meetings
2004
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Policies and Meetings (I)
2005-2006
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Policies and Meetings (II)
2005-2006
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Proposed Regulations
2004
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Rulemaking
2006
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Rulemaking Agenda
2006
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Rules
1995-2000
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Website
1999
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Taxi Unions
2005-2006
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Organizations: Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC): Unions
1997-1998
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Organizations: United Spinal Association: Taxi for All Campaign
Aug 2004
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Organizations: Urban Justice Center: Community Development Project
2006
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Organizations: Urban Justice Center: Survey Results
2003
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Organizations: Wheels of Justice
2002
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Organizations: Work Fairness
1997
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Outreach to Taxi and Limousine Commission
1997-2001
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Personnel Handbook
Aug 2003
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Political Outreach
2003-2004
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Publications: Domestic Dignity
Jun 2010
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Publications: Legal Bulletin
circa 1999
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Publications: Little India
Jun 1996
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Publications: Related Organizations
2000s
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Publications: Shift Change
1998-2012
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Publications: Taxi Insider
2001-2004
Box: 11 Folder : 33 Publications: Taxi Insider
2006-2010
Box: 11 Folder : 34 Publications: Taxi Limousine Coach
2002-2005
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Publications: Taxi Talk
2000-2001
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Safety: Evans Robberies
2007
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Safety: Schaller Reports
2003
Box: 12 Folder : 4 South Asian Workers
Jun 2004
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Tehran
2006-2008
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Taxi 07 Design Trust for Public Space
2008
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Taxi 07 Roads Forward
Feb 2008
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Taxis for All
2007
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Unfare: Taxi Drivers and the Cost of Moving the City
Sep 2003
Box: 12 Folder : 10 U.S. Department of Labor: Distribution Packet
2010
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Vehicle Safety
circa 2005
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Where We Live and Vote Map
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Worker Centers
2005
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Workers Compensation
1998
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Workplans
2010

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Series IV: Archived Website, May 6, 2011-ongoing

New York Taxi Workers Alliance

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6349/*/http://www.nytwa.org/]

Scope and Content Note

New York Taxi Workers Alliance, founded in 1998, consists of 15,000 members of yellow taxicab drivers. NYTWA provides legal, health and financial services and improve working conditions through organizing, political and media advocacy, litigation, direct legal services, and access to healthcare. They are part of the Central Labor Council and the International Taxi Workers Alliance. The website contains information on current campaigns, membership information, press releases, event listings, and a blog.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

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