NYC Taxi Workers Alliance Halts JFK Pickup in Protest

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  1. samcraig
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    Good for them.

    http://jalopnik.com/new-york-taxi-w...um=sharefromsite&utm_source=Jalopnik_facebook

    The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has announced on Twitter that it is halting passenger pickups at JFK airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under President Trump’s Muslim immigration ban.

    The Alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at JFK from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by President Trump yesterday. One green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.

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    Good. More work for Uber and Lyft drivers.
     
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    Free market. Capitalism FTW
     
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    No friend of taxis here. Go uber!
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    In addition, it's not going to last long. Taxi drivers start the day on a loss and have to make up for it.
    No movement = no earnings.
     
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    Uber, at least, didn't try and gouge.

    Meanwhile, Uber just tweeted that it has deactivated surge pricing at JFK airport during the duration of the protests. Uber did not register a huge spike of demand during the temporary work stoppage for yellow taxis. Nonetheless, the ride-hailing company determined it was best to turn off its price multiplier for rides to and from the airport so as not to look like it was profiting during the unrest.

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/28/14426962/nyc-tax-ban-jfk-airport-trump-muslim-ban-uber
     
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    lol
    First thought that came to my mind when I saw the news.
     
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    It's the Taxian Spring !!!
     
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    Ever spent an hour at JFK?
     
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    True that lol
     
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    Nope. But since Lyft & Uber are working neither will the passengers
     
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    Then you don't realize how long that hour can feel like.
     
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    I'm married......!!!!
     
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    Ok - now imagine being married AND being at JFK...
     
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    That would be sweet. I want to visit NY once
     
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    Worse being married to JFK...... :eek:
     
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    On a Taxi.
     
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    You missed out on the real NY, before it became a police state.
     
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    Thought stop & frisk was over with?
     
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    That's what you get when you think. Cut that out will ya :p
     
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    Not even close to being over with. It's only over technically. But, that's wasn't what I was talking about. I meant police state in the sense of rules, rules, and more rules, with fines, fines, and more fines.
     
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    Guys, you can even have girls going topless reading books!!! See

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    So don't complain!!!
     
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    Hopefully everyone got to experience how much better uber is.
     

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