Yellow-Checker-Star cab drivers on strike in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One of the largest cab companies in Las Vegas is on strike.
Just after midnight, drivers with Yellow-Checker-Star Taxi Cab Corporation began picketing at company headquarters.
The company and the union have been talking for a while, but they keep running into roadblocks. The union has rejected two contract offers from the company, but they say Yellow Checker Star implemented pieces of the contract anyway.
"We did not break off the negotiations, the company did," said union representative Sam Moffitt with the union. "We've expressed a willingness to talk anytime they want to, so it's up to them."
Some drivers said the issue is money. They want a fair shake for the work they do every day in Las Vegas.
Taxi driver Brian Stanley said, "They gotta give us respect, and give us a piece of what we make for them."
Other drivers said the company is giving many of them unfair shifts, and creating a bad environment to work in.
The company, though, said it has reached out many times and think their deal is more than fair.
"If it's so bad here, why aren't they working for other companies?" said Yellow Checker COO Bill Shranko. " We're the most popular company to work for in Vegas."
Drivers said there is no planned end to the strike. It will go on as long as it needs to.