Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 Response To Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Address

CHICAGO – Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 issued the following response to Mayor Emanuel’s budget proposal which includes allowing services like Uber and Lyft to pickup at both Chicago airports.
“The Mayor’s proposal is a sweetheart deal for Uber, a $50 billion enterprise that doesn’t need another giveaway, but a job-killer for hard-working Chicago cab drivers. When corporations like Uber provide the same service as licensed cabs but don’t play by the same rules, they undercut public safety and jobs. Last week, our union released a plan to raise $65 million a year by requiring Uber to follow all the same rules as hard-working cab drivers.”