I’m going to have to tread lightly talking about Las Vegas cab drivers threatening to go on strike. In brief, I’ve heard (and experienced) too many horror stories about taxi drivers in Las Vegas.
These cab drivers threatening to strike are the same people who long haul travelers and frequently over-charge passengers without care. The government in Las Vegas has admitted to being OK with these expletive expletive’s expletiving people. The Nevada government who allow this are also a bunch of expletives.
Now the taxi drivers in Las Vegas want to go on strike when I’m vacationing on the strip (I’ve been taking a Vegas Vacation the week or weekend before Christmas forever and that hasn’t stopped with me living in Vegas). Awesome.
After a vote completed late Thursday, a representative of the Industrial Technical Professional Employees Union said the vote to authorize a strike was “overwhelming,” but the union would not disclose vote counts or percentages of voter approval. A contract extension between the drivers and YCS, the second-largest taxi company group in Southern Nevada, is in effect through Dec. 15.
I, clearly, have a problem with the cab drivers who sneakily overcharge customers in Las Vegas (and the government that allows this) but they do provide a service that I use and need. Since this strike is scheduled to happen during the last weekend of the National Finals Rodeo it will probably be averted with nothing being done to curtail the petty larceny by many of these cab drivers on a daily basis.
If you ever find yourself taken advantage of by a taxi driver in Las Vegas here are a couple of simple tips.
- Take pictures of your cab and cab driver.
- Submit a complaint to the Nevada Taxicab Authority.
- Don’t Pay or pay what you feel is appropriate.
The more complaints submitted, the more the incentive for the government to do something about the sketchy taxi drivers in Las Vegas. Help yourself and help your fellow Vegas travelers.
Note: I’m generalizing all cab drivers here. There are some good taxi drivers, but they are the minority
Photo – Misadventures with Andi
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