Union Calls Foul Against Taxicab Companies

Law360, New York (November 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- San Francisco taxicab drivers have slapped a slew of cab companies with a class action lawsuit, contending that the owners owe them millions of dollars in overcharged gate fees.

On Thursday, the United Taxicab Workers, along with four taxicab drivers, filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court, accusing Yellow Cab, Luxor Cab, Speck Cab Co. and American Cab of ripping off the Bay Area cabbies.

At the center of the dispute is the money that drivers pay per shift to lease a taxi, known in the...
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