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Cab Drivers Take On Employer

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Employee drivers from Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation have hit the picket line in an attempt to get management to cater to their demands.

A flexible work-week, a larger percentage on the meter and an increase in their 401k are just a few of the changes the drivers want from YCS.

Patrick Haskell is a driver/picketer and told KXNT they are also looking for one massive addition.

“When we get them back to the table and I believe we will we will ask for part of the advertising, which I’m sure they will flip out about.”

The cars have advertisements on them and according to Haskell make up additional revenue exceeding the roughly $100 million annually on fares.

However, on the concessions that YCS has allowed is no charge for fuel, an unprecedented move in the cab industry. And drivers won’t have to pay for fuel for another 4 1/2 years.

And according to YCS Chief Operating Officer Bill Shranko, there may be a crack between the unions and drivers.

“The militant group that is thinking about decertification even said no to the free fuel portion of the proposal. They say no to everything.”

Shranko says YCS is operating at about 66% of capacity of drivers. According to union officials, 1,250 of the 1,703 drivers for Yellow-Checker-Star are union members.

Monday about 150 protesters were outside of YCS, down from roughly 300 on Sunday, which was the first day of the strike

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