The drivers’ strike at Yellow Checker Star Transportation, Las Vegas’ second-largest taxi company, slogs into its seventh week after a failed attempt at mediation.
On Friday, members of the Industrial, Technical & Professional Employees Union Local 4873 rejected terms that emerged from talks last week. According to union steward Sam Moffitt, there was an overwhelming show of hands from more than 600 drivers in attendance to continue the strike. No formal vote was conducted.
Moffitt said pay was still the overriding issue, highlighted by the $379,000 the drivers were paid by the company over two years to bridge the gap between their share of fares during a two-week pay period and minimum wage.