Benefits

JOIN UTCC TO REACH 1,000 DUES-PAYING MEMBERS!

And make Chicago the next affiliate of the National Taxi Workers Alliance (AFL-CIO):17,000 members in New York alone! The taxi companies have a national association. The regulators like BACP have a national association. Taxi Drivers have the National Taxi Workers Alliance with UTCC as Chicago’s voice!!!

Benefits and Services

 The UTCC provides a broad range of services for our members and we have plans to provide much more once we obtain our minimum thousand dues-paying members to qualify for official Union status. We currently provide discount legal representation for BACP tickets written on Chauffeur’s Licenses as part of our mission to Protect Your License. We also provide access to advocacy to resolve issues with the BACP, the DOF, the Dept. of Aviation, affiliations and references to where to obtain Free Legal Advice. More than this, we assist you to fight individual complaints against garages, the BACP and CPD and other Industry Grievances — and run campaigns for change at the city, state, and federal levels which seek to protect the long-term interests of Taxi Drivers and empower you to fight back against corruption and exploitation, financial or otherwise.

Current Benefits

  • Legal Assistance at 400 W. Superior
  • $10 Co-Pay for getting the best deal–up to 3 times per year per ticket
  • $60 discount on representation at Hearings–once per year
  • Consultation on lease fraud and other driver issues

 

Success Stories

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GAS SURCHARGE HEARING

UTCC turned out more than 50 drivers, and made a presentation to city hall about the need for a permanent fare increase. Due to the professionalism and organization of the UTCC, it was the only drivers organization to be recognized at the City Council hearing.

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AN ATTACK ON ONE IS AN ATTACK ON US ALL!

Drivers united to rally behind his UTCC Steering Committee member Stanley Shen, a senior driver who was brutally attacked in broad daylight for no reason. By packing the courtroom and making news on WGN, ABC, and WBBM, the drivers put pressure on the court to punish the attacker with the most serious penalty possible. At the next court date the charges against the attacker were upgraded- “A VICTORY FOR ONE IS A VICTORY FOR ALL!”

FIGHTING FOR MUSLIM DRIVER’S CIVIL RIGHTS!

At O’Hare Airport, Muslim drivers who parked their cars for just five minutes to pray were immediately slapped with tickets. By standing up for the civil rights of Muslim drivers at meetings with the Department of Aviation, UTCC Interim Chairperson Fayez Khozindar achieved a critical victory for all drivers- and ticketing has now ceased!