Monday, October 08, 2012

Drivers For NYC 2 Way On Bond Street On Strike

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Over 60 black car drivers walked off their job at NYC 2-Way International at 335 Bond Street in Gowanus late last week to protest a number of unfair practices by the executive limo service company.
On Friday afternoon, the drivers were joined in solidarity by taxi drivers of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). IAM has reached out to the limo drivers to help unionize them
According to the drivers, NYC 2-Way, whose corporate clients include Goldman Sacks, Bank of America and Ernst & Young, has raised the driver's fees by 12% overnight. In addition to taking between 22% -32% per fare, the company also collects $56 per week in 'dues' and another $130 for rental of the radio, which is used to dispatch them.
The drivers demand an immediate stop to the arbitrary increase in dues and that the limo company stop taking a cut of tolls and tips collected from riders.
They ask for a complete and independent audit of the moneys billed to the company's clients. In addition, they want no armed security or firearms at the company's base at 335 Bond Street.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope the drivers get what they ask for - because they work hard and NYC 2 doesn't need to exploit them - greed, indeed.

sonya z mehta said...

Everybody deserves dignified and respectful working conditions. Go taxi workers!

Atif Razaq said...

MY NAME IS ATIF RAZAQ AND MY CAR WAS 81. I USED TO WORK IN NYC2 WAY. THEY ARE CHEATERS, FRAUDS, LIERS, AND THEY EXPLOIT HARD WORKING PEOPLE. I HAD TO LEAVE MY JOB BECAUSE I GOT VERY SICK(DIABETES, BRAIN SEIZURES, AND LEG PROBLEM. THAT'S NYC2 WAY'S FAULT BECAUSE I WAITED THERE ALL NIGHTS AND ONLY GOT 1-3 JOBS. WHEN I TOLD THE BOSS TO DISPATCH THE JOBS FAIRLY, HIS RESPONSE WAS "PAY ME MORE MONEY AND I WILL HELP YOU". I BROUGHT THE FRANCHISE FOR 45,OOO DOLLAR, THEY SAID THEY WOULD GIVE ME THE MONEY BACK AFTER I PAY IT OF. BUT EVEN AFTER I LEFT MY JOB AND PAYED IT OFF THEY STILL DIDN'T GIVE ME ANYTHING BACK. ALSO THEY DIDN'T LET ME SELL OR RENT MY FRANCHISE. INSTEAD THEY WONT EVEN BUY IT BACK. THEY TELL ME TO JUST GARBAGE IT. I KEPT ON FIGHTING AND THEY ONLY GAVE ME 2,000 OF MY 2,500 DEPOSIT. NOW IM UNEMPLOYED AND THEY GIVE ME A VERY HARD TIME WHICH MADE ME SICK. NOW I CAN'T EVEN WORK BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH. THIS HAPPENED TO MOST OF MY FRIENDS TOO. I SUPPORT THE STRIKE.