CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago cabbie is taking on the city, demanding rules and regulations be loosened up a little so she can make money, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.
Melissa Callahan filed a federal class action lawsuit saying the city needs to either treat cab drivers as employees or let them be independent contractors with a chance of making a living.
“It’s definitely the city using the cab drivers and the cab industry as an ATM machine. They have been doing this for a long time and the public doesn’t always see it. That is what has always been about,” said Callahan.