NYC Taxi Group Says New York Not Paying Drivers Proper Unemployment
“I’m not driving because I don’t have money to fix my car, [pay] the TLC, a lot of things”
In documents filed in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, the New York Taxi Worker Alliance (NYTWA) said nearly 500 of its members had yet to receive unemployment payments the state claims to have fulfilled in December.
The reality is drivers should have been paid the right amount months ago when they first filed for unemployment - Bhairavi Desai, NYTWA Director
State officials previously said the outstanding claims, some as high as $8,000, would be paid out by mid-December. However, many report they still haven’t received what they are owed.
I tried to contact a lot of times, but no one answered the phone. One or two hours I wait on the line, but nobody answers me. Today I called, automatic hang-up…I’m not driving because I don’t have money to fix my car, [pay] the TLC, a lot of things…A lot of my friends are going to work, but in 12 hours of work not making like $80. People don’t have money to use taxis or Uber. - TLC driver Helal Uddin
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