Last week's rally marked the second time taxi drivers took to the street to protest a lack of regulations against private sedan services. They previously voiced their displeasure during a similar rally in June.
D.C. taxi drivers formed the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association a year ago and affiliated with Teamsters Local 922. Ferline Buie, President of Local 922, said taxi drivers today were speaking up not only for themselves, but for colleagues around the globe who are being squeezed by a lack of regulation of private sedan services.
“D.C. drivers are sticking to their principles because they know they are right,” Buie said. “Their fight is not only their own but that of taxi drivers worldwide. They are proud to join in the effort to raise awareness about these issues.”
The drivers’ caravan began at East Potomac Park before ending at Freedom Plaza, across from the Wilson Building (City Hall).
- Teamsters website