Monthly Archives April 2014

NBC San Diego | Brother, Family Mourn Cab Driver’s Death

Drivers risk their lives every day behind the wheel. Today we mourn the loss of Brother Anteneh Minassie who leaves behind a wife and three children. – UTWSD NBC San Diego | “I Can’t Comprehend It”: Brother, Family Mourn Cab Driver’s Death By Andie Adams A San Diego community is in shock after learning that their father, brother and friend was killed in a wrong-way crash Saturday morning. Anteneh T. Minassie, 42, was driving his cab on Interstate 5 near Washington Street when he was struck by a wrong-way driver. When he got out of his taxi, investigators say he was hit many
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San Diego Free Press | Taxi Medallions: San Diego’s Licensing Program for Exploiting Immigrants

San Diego Free Press | Taxi Medallions: San Diego’s Licensing Program for Exploiting Immigrants By Doug Porter While lots of local politicos are willing to give at least lip service towards increasing the minimum wage or creating affordable housing, the abject lack of interest in rectifying a government sponsored system of exploitation in the local taxi industry is staggering. The medallion based system of licensing currently in place in San Diego, wherein drivers pay for the privilege of leasing a vehicle that may or may not be roadworthy, insures consumers of two things: scarcity of service and higher fares. This
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San Diego City Beat | San Diego taxi drivers claim wage exploitation

San Diego City Beat | San Diego taxi drivers claim wage exploitation By Joshua Emerson Smith Last Friday afternoon, taxi driver Osman Ibrahim Osman had picked up only two customers. He started at 7 a.m. and anticipated being on the road until 2 the next morning. If lucky, after gas and a permit fee, he might make about $75. “I never tried to work taxi, but the situation put me to work taxis,” he said. “There’s nothing. There’s no manufacturing. There’s not another job to work at, only this taxi.” Granted asylum from Sudan, his home country, Osman moved to the
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