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Response to pnwmom (Reply #21)

Mon May 9, 2016, 07:07 AM

22. The fact that they call themselves a union doesn't make it so. They don't do collective bargaining

If you don't do collective bargaining you aren't a "union" in any real sense; any TWA member is free to undercut or outbid any other TWA member for a given shift.

Worse yet, a few of their members are owner-operators who lease out their medallions and cars when they're not working, meaning they represent both labor and management.

Hell, they couldn't affiliate with AFL until AFL very reluctantly put through a rules change recently to allow contractors' associations to affiliate (and, honestly, by that rule change, most chambers of commerce are at least technically able to affiliate now).

In all of the screeds about Uber, nobody has ever actually been able to show that Uber drivers make less than medallion drivers: because they don't.

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