Cabdrivers to strike over airport rideshare pickups

(CHICAGO) Taxi drivers across Chicago are planning to hold a 24-hour strike to protest the city’s decision to let Uber and other rideshare services pick up passengers at the city’s two airports.

The work stoppage is set to run from Thursday into Friday morning, according to a statement from the United Taxidrivers Community Council.

“The Mayor has allowed Uber and other rideshares to take over much of the cab business, and allowing them in the airports will finish us off, which is apparently his plan,” the statement read.

In response to the planned strike, the Chicago Department of Aviation released a statement encouraging passengers to take GO Airport Express shuttle buses or the CTA Blue and Orange lines to O’Hare and Midway airports.