This Tuesday, Chicago taxi drivers protested against the city for allowing the popular driving company Uber to conduct business in Chicago. Uber is a self-hailing service that offers lower prices which is ultimately destroying the traditional taxi business.
Recently, Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed a city contact with Uber forcing taxi drivers to draw attention to their dying business. Taxi drivers drove near City Hall with their hazard lights on, honking horns while refusing fares in the loop area. United Taxi Drivers Community spokesperson Peter Ali Enger claims his earnings have been down 25% since Uber has infiltrated the city. They believe the only way to reverse this trend is to reverse the city contract.