LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX NEWS) – At least 400 Vegas taxi drivers protest against the Yellow Checker Star Cab Company this week. Many have been on strike since March 3rd over a contract dispute with the company’s management. At least fifteen drivers were arrested during the protest Tuesday for not complying with set traffic blocks for the protest.
“We’re the ambassadors of the city as they call us, because we’re the first ones to greet the conventioneers, to greet the tourists. How come no one is hearing us when we really need it? So we need to raise our voices and let the people hear us, let the people of Nevada hear us. That’s why we’re here.” said striking cab driver Ermias Aboye.
The National Association of broadcasters is in Vegas this week. Cab drivers trying to discourage the nearly 100,000 attendees from using Yellow Checker Star cabs.