“The company implemented the proposal previously turned down by 70 percent of the membership vote,” said Sam Moffitt, chief shop steward of Yellow, Checker and Star Cab Co., I.T.P.E.U. Local 4873 O.P.E.I.U. “The drivers are not making a living. We have requested information to figure out what would be fair for the drivers and the company, and the company has refused to provide us with that information.”
At a recent meeting at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, union membership discussed different issues to do with the strike, such as incidents, rallys, health care, and strategy.
There are five major issues the drivers are seeking:
A split 50/50 in revenue off the meter, as the rest of the companies share.
Shifts remain unchanged from the previous contract with the exception of extra board drivers having to work six days.
Drivers that are from foreign countries to be entitled to 45 days leave of absence.
Detailed daily receipts explaining all deductions from meter revenue.
Reduction of qualifications for bonus and vacation benefits from 190 days to 180 days.
Besides local union membership, Moffitt said the international president of O.P.E.I.U. Mike Goodwin and I.T.P.E.U. local 4873 President Dennis Arrington attended the Rio Hotel meeting. He added that weekly Friday meetings are planned and will be announced as negotions continue.
For more information, contact Sam Moffitt at: 702-219-8187