- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Taxi drivers are on strike Monday at San Jose International Airport because they are upset that ride-hailing companies are moving in on business.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/1M1W61e) Monday that the drivers went on strike at 9 a.m. because they are upset that the City Council won’t likely crack down on ride-hailing companies doing business at the airport.

San Jose’s airport is the only major airport in the San Francisco Bay Area without ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft.

In June, city officials asked ride-sharing companies to have drivers submit fingerprints to get a business license.

The companies called the rules too strict.

Because of that, on Tuesday, the council will consider eliminating fingerprinting for drivers. Instead they are considering auditing some drivers to check their identities and criminal histories.


Information from: KNTV-TV.



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