CD26 CANDIDATE JONATHAN BAILEY & THE DRIVERS COOPERATIVE TO DRIVE VOTERS TO POLLS ON ELECTION DAY

Drivers in NYC are coming together to launch their own ride hailing app to take back the money that is extracted from their communities by Uber and Lyft.

CD26 CANDIDATE JONATHAN BAILEY & THE DRIVERS COOPERATIVE TO DRIVE VOTERS TO POLLS ON ELECTION DAY

Drivers in NYC are coming together to launch their own ride hailing app to take back the money that is extracted from their communities by Uber and Lyft. 


Jonathan Bailey, candidate for City Council in District 26, is deeply committed to expanding the share of the economy that workers control. 


“There has never been a greater need for us as workers to take responsibility for our workplaces. The workers at Co-op Ride are pioneers in this effort. I can’t wait to see the impact they will have on the transportation industry,” says Bailey. 


Bailey’s campaign and The Drivers Cooperative are partnering to provide voters a free ride to the polls from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day, June 22nd to voters in City Council District 26, covering the Queens neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside, Dutch Kills and Long Island City. 


The Drivers Cooperative (TDC) is the first ever worker-owned co-op in the rideshare industry. TDC released their ride-sharing app, Co-op Ride, in early 2021 and will be launching service in New York City in late May. 


“Corporate rideshare companies like Uber & Lyft take high commissions and charge high prices, leaving riders and drivers alike with pennies on the dollar. The Drivers Cooperative is out to change that,” says the co-op. 


Drivers with TDC make 8-10% more on each trip than with Uber and Lyft, with profits coming back as dividends. Riders also see lower fares than on other ridesharing apps. 


Co-op Ride is available for download on the App Store and Google Play, or by clicking here.

5/18/21