Cab Drivers United meets BACP commissioner over driver issues

A 10-driver delegation from Cab Drivers United-AFSCME Council 31 met on July 9 with Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek and went over some of the issues contributing to the crisis confronting Chicago cab drivers.

Specifically, the drivers discussed possible solutions the commissioner herself could implement, such as those dealing with lease costs, advertising revenue and credit card processing fees.

At the outset of the candid, one-hour, twenty minute discussion Commissioner Lapacek assured drivers “you have my commitment to work with you” on matters over which she has authority.

The day following the meeting the commissioner followed up with Cab Drivers United on some of the items raised at the meeting.