Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Just my luck, the NYC Cabs will be striking during Fashion Week

Thousands of New York City cab drivers may hold a 48-hour strike September 4 and 5 to protest the mandatory installation of credit card machines, global positioning units and video screens in all taxis, according to NY1.The Taxi Workers Alliance, which only represents a portion of the city's cabbies, is especially unhappy with the GPS units that will track the location of the cars, as well as the credit card machines which the cab drivers must buy and pay to maintain - and drivers also lose a percentage of each transaction.The Taxi Workers Alliance told amNewYork that it represents 10,000 drivers.) It's hard to chase celebrities if you cant get a cab; now Simon has offered me a bike to ride, but I dont think I will be going there.
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