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Teamsters Local 922 And Taxi Drivers Rally In Downtown Washington, D.C.

More than 60 D.C. taxi drivers took part in a rally today at Freedom Plaza and the Wilson Building, demanding justice from the D.C. City Council.

“At the Wilson Building, we were preparing to chant while three Council members were giving interviews to the media,” said Royale Simms, Business Agent for Local 922. “As we began to chant ‘What do we want? Justice!’, Councilmember Mary Cheh walked out of the Council Chambers and had to pass our action. The drivers’ message was heard loud and clear by the councilmembers.”

After a few minutes, the drivers were escorted from the Wilson Building by security, but their objective was met.

“The drivers were excited and the event has already led to phone calls from drivers wanting to be involved with our next action, which we will announce soon,” Simms said.

The drivers want the Council to even the playing field between taxis and private sedan services so that the latter are required to abide by the same rules and regulations.

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