Taxi Strike Ends With New Contract Signing

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 2-month-old taxicab strike has ended in Las Vegas.

Union officials say a new contract was signed Thursday morning with managers of the Yellow-Checker-Star cab company. Drivers are now returning to work.

Union drivers and management have been in a labor dispute since March 3. They thought they had a new contract worked out in January but three-fourths of the union's 1,700 drivers rejected the proposal.

At least 100 drivers have stayed away from their jobs since then and YCS began hiring replacements in mid-March.

Union officials say the new deal will reinstate drivers' eligibility to work four days a week with longer hours instead of five or six days. It also increases drivers' share of the meter payout.

Yellow-Checker-Star is the second-largest taxi company in the Las Vegas valley.

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