Airport cabbies strike again in protest of Uber, Lyft

Nov 11, 2015 11:57 AM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Taxi drivers are on strike for a third day at San Jose International Airport because they are upset that ride-hailing companies are moving in on business.

San Jose Airport Taxi Driver Association president Shakur Buni says drivers are calling for all rid-hailing service drivers to be fingerprinted and undergo background checks and to be charged the same fees as taxi drivers.

KNTV reports Wednesday that the San Jose City Council says it would like to give taxi drivers a level playing field with rides-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, but it's limited by state law.

The council approved a plan that requires 1 percent of the rideshare drivers to be randomly checked for criminal backgrounds and warrants each month. Meanwhile, all taxi drivers have to be checked.

About 300 drivers have halted service at the airport.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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