A Yellow Cabbie's Protest

Premiere DateJul 29, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:14 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Taxi Driver - Javaid Tariq
03:26 The Daily Beat pt. 2 10,000 yellow cabbies could lose jobs
07:52 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Multiple causes for congestion
10:10 The Daily Beat Outro
10:25 Sailor’s grave a sea of sheep Bonnie “prince” Billy
15:25 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: Uber vs. Yellow Cabs: Which is truly more economically viable for NYC?

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday July 29, 2015: We got to hear the perspective of a veteran yellow cab driver in NYC, Javaid Tariq. Tariq has been a cabbie for 21 years and is part of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.

In this episode we talk about his concern that Uber is cloaking itself as a platform for the working class, when full-time taxi drivers, like himself,  disagree in saying that most Uber drivers work part-time, seemingly to top off their other sources of income. Yellow cab drivers are committed, full-time employees watching their only source of income dwindle in the face of a ruthless digital newcomer.


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…