Taxi Driver Solidarity

By • on June 10, 2014

Pinched by Ride-Sharing Services, Cabbies Seek a National Union

JUNE 6, 2014

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
New York Times

Peter AliEnger, right, chief organizer for the United Taxidrivers Community Council at Chicago O'Hare Airport. Photo: Nathan Weber for The New York Times

Peter AliEnger, right, chief organizer for the United Taxidrivers Community Council at Chicago O’Hare Airport.
Photo: Nathan Weber for The New York Times

CHICAGO — Never timid in its rush to expand, Uber, the app-based car service, skirted city law when it told drivers in its UberX ride-sharing program last month that they could start picking up passengers at O’Hare International Airport.

The fledgling union for Chicago’s taxi drivers complained, citing an ordinance barring anyone but taxicabs and limousine services from serving the airports. Chicago officials were soon shooing away the UberX drivers, although Uber defended its actions by saying O’Hare desperately needed additional transportation options.

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