CTWO provided organizational support to the San Francisco Taxi Workers’ Alliance (SFTWA) in coordinating a direct action to shut down San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to protest unfair advantage given to private car service companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar which can bypass airport gate fees to pick up and drop off passengers curbside. Hundreds of taxi workers circled the arrival level at SFO on the night of November 17 refusing to pick up passengers and blocking traffic. SFTWA vowed to continue the disruption at SFO as long as private car service companies are given an unfair advantage in serving the airport. See NBC news video coverage.
CTWO organizers worked alongside San Francisco taxi workers to established the National Taxi Workers Alliance’s newest local, the San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance (SFTWA). CTWO helped to mobilize SF’s taxi workers in this crucial time when an international campaign is underway to fight against companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, which are threatening public safety and lowering public transportation standards.