Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
Photo by Martha Camarillo.
Info Sent In by SF Taxi Driver Bud Hazelkorn.
Below is a link to an article
published in the April 18, 2011 edition of New Yorker magazine. It is entitled, "Thin Yellow Line, A Taxi Driver's Advocate," by Lizzie Widdicombe. It profiles Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. Desai and the TWA gained prominence in 1998 after organizing a strike that kept most of New York's taxi off the streets for a day.
"Taxi drivers are the witnesses to, collaborators with, and scapegoats of the city's neuroses, 'They are the ultimate outsiders on the inside,' Desai says."