The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) – an organization that advocates on behalf of For-Hire Vehicle drivers – was recently recognized by amNY for “putting drivers and their families first by fighting for all drivers’ rights, safety, and wellness.”
IDG is a Machinists Union affiliate that represents over 80,000 FHV drivers in NYC and advocates for more than 250,000 drivers across NY, NJ, CT and IL. According to the article, the IDG has put over a billion dollars back in drivers’ pockets by advocating for a tipping option, a $27.86/hr minimum wage, limited benefits, and more.
“Beyond the financial gains for drivers, IDG cares for drivers’ safety, health, and well-being. The IDG makes essential services available to drivers so that they are not only protected economically, but emotionally and socially as well.”