12 Jan '16, 12am

HOW THE TAXICAB INDUSTRY WAS JUNKED

Return to union-employee status. Taxicab company owners claim that if they were forced to return their hired drivers (the ones who do not own taxicabs) to union-employee status, they would be bankrupted. They should be compelled to prove that claim. If they can prove it, restoration of union-employee status is out of the question. Otherwise, it remains an option, one that worked before. Drivers tended to remain in the trade for many years because of the health and welfare benefits, pension, and union protections available. Municipalize the industry. There are proposals in a number of cities to initiate centralized dispatching in lieu of the present system wherein each cab company runs its own telephone-radio dispatch operation. It has been suggested that if centralized dispatching catches on, it may as well be effected through a municipalized operation wherein drivers are ...

Full article: http://www.taxi-library.org/leas02.htm

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