NY Attorney General Letitia James Announces Settlements with Uber & Lyft

NY Attorney General Letitia James Announces Settlements with Uber & Lyft

A message from The Black Car Fund

Drivers Benefits’ mission is to help drivers for Black Car services* in New York State get the benefits they deserve by working with the Independent Drivers Guild and The Black Car Fund.

The New York State Attorney General recently announced settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft requiring them to pay back a combined $328 million in backpay for withheld taxes and fees. We want to take this opportunity to be clear that The Black Car Fund is not involved in this settlement in any way. The Black Car Fund charges passengers — not drivers — with a surcharge that pays for benefits for drivers. Drivers are never charged a fee by The Black Car Fund.

For more information on the legal agreement between the Attorney General, Uber and Lyft, as well as information on how to check your eligibility and file a claim, please visit: https://ag.ny.gov/lyft-uber-settlement.

For more information about The Black Car Fund and the benefits we provide, please visit https://www.nybcf.org and https://ny.driversbenefits.org 

For your protection: Please be cautious of parties reaching out for your information in order to process your claim and protect yourself by only sharing your information with trusted sources.


The Black Car Fund

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The Black Car Fund
The Black Car Fund is a non-profit organization created by New York State to provide workers' compensation insurance to drivers of NY Black Car Services including Lyft, Uber, and the more traditional Black Car bases in the industry. BCF also provides safety and health programs that benefit for-hire drivers, including the Drivers Health Benefits Program that features Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Telemedicine, discounts on Urgent Care and Prescriptions, and more, at NO COST to eligible drivers. These benefits are funded entirely by the small surcharge that is paid by passengers on each ride.
Independent Drivers Guild
The Independent Drivers Guild is a Machinists Union affiliate that represents over 65,000 for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City. The IDG is the first nonprofit labor organization to negotiate a seat at the table with a rideshare company and the first to offer crucial new protections and essential benefits while building worker power.