27 February 2009

Taxi Protest -- What Really Happened

BREAKING NEWS: Cab Rate Rollback Denied!

As promised, a more accurate and real look and feel, of what actually took place on 25 February, in downtown Baltimore, when over 1000 cabbies got pissed off at the government. Although the camera is a bit shaky at times, pay attention to the following;
  • Notice traffic at a virtual stand still
  • People crowded in the middle of the street
  • Police present, but overwhelmed by protesters
  • Efforts to reopen traffic lanes ineffective
The taxi drivers are very upset and irate at the Maryland Public Service Commission 25% pay cut on the taxi meters. Many feel that this could mean certain bankruptcy and at a minimum, severe and undue hardship and suffering.

If you have a heart, please watch this video, then take action and call, write, email your local elected representatives and ask them to urge Governor Martin O'Malley and the PSC to repeal the taxi rate rollback.

Baltimore Taxi Protest -- What The Media Didn't Show You! from MacArthur Media

Downtown Baltimore was shutdown during morning rush hour on 25 February. Over 1000 cab drivers united in protest against a Maryland state mandated 25% taxi meter rate reduction. To the cab drivers who are already struggling, this could literally mean bankruptcy and severe and undue suffering and hardship at the hands of the Maryland Public Service Commission.

This protest was a major disruptive event, the largest protest of it's kind in recent city history, yet strangely, the media hardly spoke about it. The organizers were interviewed by the networks, but the footage was never aired.

Could it be they don't want you to see how powerful organized labor can be? Since the PSC seems to be unwilling to relent on this massive pay cut, the cab drivers are already planing a second, much larger event.

A.F. James MacArthur reporting



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