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Too many Uber drivers? Chicago cabbies and ride-share workers join forces, urge cap on Uber and Lyft cars

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Samarov
1431 Rider
 Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

From the Chicago Tribune—https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-taxi-ride-share-drivers-limit-20181030-story.html

From the Chicago Sun-Times—https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/taxi-rideshare-drivers-unite-city-hall-protest-regulation-uber-lyft/

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    alisonjgp
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     1 year ago

    Well this is a new angle. "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" situation, huh?

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      Samarov
      OP 1431 Rider
       1 year ago

      Rideshare and cab drivers are in the same boat. The companies which run things are the enemy.

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    donbon
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     1 year ago

    So if there is a cap on rideshare workers will some of these people protesting lose their jobs?

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      Samarov
      OP 1431 Rider
       1 year ago

      Perhaps. Imagine if you had a restaurant and every day fifty waiters showed up for the ten available shifts. It would be bedlam. That's a bit of what the taxi (or whatever you wanna call it) business is like now. Some sort of organization has to be imposed.

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    joeyj
    427 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    Hate to say it but it doesn't seem like this is likely to happen in most places. The cat is out of the bag. These localities missed their shot to regulate Uber/Lyft when they first started operating, before the public got too used to them and before they were able to lower prices to these current levels. If they try now they will have a damn revolt on their hands.

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      Samarov
      OP 1431 Rider
       1 year ago

      Every public car service started as an unregulated Wild West chaos the way rideshare is now. Once they're the only game in town they'll be brought under control. There's no other sane alternative.