Thank you and Foundation4change thinking about UTWSD and giving these opportunities, I just want to let you know the things the Foundation do for us, do not go unnoticed, you're a necessary piece to our work here at UTWSD. I appreciate your dedication and service you do for All San Diego's. --Mikaill Huessin, UTWSD
Mikaiil Hussein United Taxi Workers of San Diego
Mikaiil Hussein immigrated from Somalia in 1993 and received an education in computer science in California. He was a taxi driver during the strike in December 2009 and served as the chief negotiator for lower weekly leases paid by the taxi drivers to their lease holders. As a result of his unwillingness to remain silent in the face of poverty wages, health problems and abusive working conditions Mikaiil was fired for speaking out at a city council meeting and has been helping to protect and advance the rights of taxi drivers here in San Diego ever since.