One Taxi Driver's Story of Trying to Survive in the Age of Uber

Franklin, Stephen

Publisher:  In These Times
Date Written:  28/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21155

Since Uber and other "ride-share" businesses emerged in Chicago, the livelihood that once sustained one taxi driver's family of five has now virtually disappeared.


Excerpt: Two months behind on his rent, with unpaid light, gas and medical bills piling up, he struggles to stay positive.

Maybe he'll get a customer going to O’Hare International Airport in the next few hours so he can earn some money today. Maybe Chicago officials, realizing the despair that has descended onto taxi drivers, will offer some help. Maybe the ride-share business will miraculously dry up.
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