Washington Cabbies Join Teamsters Union

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 12:30 PM

By Dan Weil

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Washington, D.C., cabbies are becoming Teamsters.

Officials of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced this week that the capital's taxi drivers voted to join the union, The Hill reports.

Their unit, which will include more than 6,000 drivers, will be called the D.C. Taxi Operators Association.

The cabbies' vote to unionize "shows that taxi drivers in Washington, D.C., are angry and fed up by the lack of communication and input they have regarding the policies that affect their lives every day," Teamsters Local 922 President Ferline Buie said, according to The Hill.

"We may not win every battle, but we will fight for all the association’s members to make sure their voices are heard."

The drivers object to new city requirements such as installing credit card readers and painting their vehicles in accordance with a citywide color scheme.



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