Early in my solo career, I had a part-time gig working for the NYC taxi driver’s union. My friend’s wife’s Dad was the founder and President of the union. They represented drivers in contract negotiations with the City, provided health insurance to taxi drivers, and also offered the members a “legal plan.” The main benefit of the legal plan was a free lawyer for traffic court.
A big “labor law” firm represented the union. Part of their representation required them to provide lawyers for traffic court. However, very often there were more traffic court appearances than the firm could handle. When that happened, yours truly got the call from union headquarters. Read on….