Posts tagged "United Taxidrivers Community Council"

What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic

What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic
Chicago taxi drivers will be able to officially plead their case for a fare increase Tuesday when the city’s Committee on Transportation and Public Way holds a hearing to discuss the matter. Earlier this month, a new tiered lease rate went into effect, significantly increasing what some drivers pay to lease cabs. Some drivers cried... Read more »

Second taxi strike Monday draws less support after city agrees to hearing on fare hikes -- (Photos)

Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council, discusses the cab strike at the organization's offices in the South Loop, on Monday. The city's transportation committee will hold a hearing on July 31 to discuss a rate hike--one of the UTCC's main demands.
An organization fighting for a fare increase for taxi drivers, among other things, held a second cab strike in as many weeks Monday morning, from 6-11 a.m. Although leaders from the United Taxidrivers Community Council insist their efforts have been successful, there were plenty of cabs downtown on Monday. Speakers at a press conference UTCC... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week

Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »
Advertisement:

What's up this week: Cabbies strike for fare hike, seek probe into lease overcharging

What's up this week: Cabbies strike for fare hike, seek probe into lease overcharging
Leaders from a ragtag Chicago taxi drivers union claim a five-hour citywide strike Monday is aimed at three issues they want the city to address. The demands: A 22 percent fare increase, a city investigation into cab companies that the union alleges have illegally overcharged drivers who lease cabs, and a one-year moratorium of the... Read more »