Industry leader Scott Solombrino calls the measure ‘crazy’ and a ‘crisis’ for luxury transportation operators.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Operators from across the country are meeting with their respective House and Senate legislators to advocate for industry interests during the National Limousine Association’s annual Day On The Hill event, June 13-14.
Addressing concerns and issues on the state and national level, operators are out in full force along Congressional office corridors to address the ongoing issues with TNCs, infrastructure spending, regulations, and to advocate for the chauffeured luxury transportation industry.
"The National Limousine Association is calling for the U.S. Department of Labor to enforce the Fair Labor Standards act against Uber and Lyft. The misclassification of over one million drivers is unfair and illegal. Our industry deserves a fair and level playing field," commented NLA board director Scott Solombrino, President and CEO of Dav El / BostonCoach Chauffeured Transportation Network.
The two-day event features a variety of education sessions, strategy and legislative updates, and networking events attended by NLA board members and staff. Industry association presidents, boards of directors, and operators of all sizes came to Washington to let their collective voices be heard on behalf of the industry.
This year’s event is especially important due to a new administration that will have to tackle pressing issues to deal with the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, the tax code, and regulatory issues. On the state level, a new crop of Senators and Representatives will have to deal with the industry’s fight against illegal TNCs and goal to establish a level playing field for private transportation.
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