How to Beat Uber – A scrappy New York taxi drivers union is taking on Uber’s exploitative business model — and winning.

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance knows how to throw a punch.

On August 14, the scrappy but militant twenty-one-thousand-member union representing taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City won a landmark legislative victory establishing the country’s first cap on ride-sharing company vehicles and essentially forcing them to pay their drivers a minimum wage.

This fight pitted the Taxi Workers Alliance against corporate giants Uber and Lyft, which together employ more lobbyists than Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft combined.

Uber alone spent $1 million between January and June of this year trying to put the brakes on the Taxi Workers Alliance’s efforts.

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