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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Las Vegas Taxi Drivers protest
Day 2 of the Steelworkers Convention begins with a massive demonstration of over 3000 demanding a new contract for union Las Vegas taxi drivers. The Taxi Alliance workers have been working without a contract since last December. The taxi companies are stonewalling on issues including livable wages, long hours and targeting union drivers for firing.
The Las Vegas Alliance for Taxi and Limousine Drivers is a coalition of more than 5000 drivers who are members of Steelworker local 711A and members of ITPE local 4873.
A highlight of the picketing was a steady stream of taxi drivers on the boulevard with horns blaring as the pickets cheered.