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1. The AFL-CIO Executive Council agreed by unanimous vote to "include the NTWA in the workhouse with a U.S. trade union organization of taxi drivers". 2. The Union consists of 200,000 taxi employees who operate 100,000 cars servicing 1 billion people a year.
Bhairavi Desai, the founder member of the National Taxi Workers' Alliance, is the result of the organizational effort of its founder member, Bhairavi Desai. Four years after his graduation, Desai started NTWA at Rutgers. At the AFL-CIO 2013 Congress, Bhairavi Desai, the Alliance's Executive Director was appointed to the AFL-CIO Executive Council. National Taxi Workers' Alliance has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York and San Francisco, California.
NCOs are working to develop strategies for important campaigning and to organise actions with the regional sections. It works to ensure the availability of funds to assist in member acquisition, contribution formation and institutionalisation. New York will remain the most actively involved section of the New York Taxi Workers' Alliance.
More than 15,000 taxi riders are currently members of the NYC chapter. Over 90 per cent of taxiers in New York are immigrant, mostly from the Southern Asia Pacific dictatorship from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. The National Taxi Workers' Alliance currently has no negotiating powers as it represents a non-traditional team.
Taxidrivers are not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which safeguards workers' security and pays overtime Desai and other organisers hope that recent membership of AFL-CIO NTWA will help develop a massive workforce capable of building their own policy power and resource to one day gain wage negotiation powers.