Striking cab drivers take protest to Carson City

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Updated: 4/24/2013 12:48 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas cab drivers who've been on strike for weeks are protesting outside the Nevada legislative building in Carson City.

About 50 protesters gathered Tuesday afternoon to chant slogans including "we want justice" and "shame on Frias."

Drivers from Clark County's two largest cab companies, Yellow-Checker-Star and Frias Transportation Management, have been embroiled in labor disputes with their respective employers.

President Dennis R. Arrington, of the union that represents Yellow-Checker-Star drivers, said the group is also protesting the failure of a bill that would impose stricter penalties for long hauling.

That bill would have added punishments for cab companies whose drivers are caught taking passengers on longer-than-necessary rides to run up the meter.

A state audit estimated nearly a quarter of cab rides to the airport involved possible long hauling.

 

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gerryv - 4/24/2013 9:15 AM
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Which lawmakers are in the cab companies pockets?
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