Cab Strike Set For Sunday
(Las Vegas, NV) — Employee drivers at Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation will strike Sunday as a result of unfair labor practices, according to its union, ITPEU/Local 4873.
However, according to YCS Chief Operating Officer Bill Shrank, things will continue on as normal.
“We’re going to put everybody who wants to work out in a vehicle and maintain operations. There should be no impact to the public.”
Union drivers conducted a strike vote in December sending them back to the table in an effort to come to an agreement.
The terms that were proposed by YCS are described by Shrank as the “best and final offer”.
Some of the terms that drivers are currently working under are as follows:
- Drivers will go from 39% to 41% commission after six months rather than a year
- Drivers will receive an extra $5 for disabled passengers
- An increase in the safety bonus of 16%
- Any driver who is found at-fault for an accident will not be charged. Previously, they could be charged as much as $900
- Drivers do not pay for fuel out-of-pocket
The strike is set to begin at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, but is unknown how many of the over 1,700 drivers will participate in the strike.
Cabs are always in high demand in March due to conventions, college basketball tournaments and NASCAR’s race, which potentially could draw 150,000 people.