Taxi Driver Solidarity
Pinched by Ride-Sharing Services, Cabbies Seek a National Union
JUNE 6, 2014
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
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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