March 4, 2013 in Nation/World

Las Vegas taxi drivers strike

Associated Press
 

LAS VEGAS – More than 1,000 drivers at Las Vegas’ second-largest taxicab company walked off their jobs Sunday, but the strike apparently caused no immediate major problems for visitors to the major tourist destination.

The strike by drivers at Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation had no apparent impact at MGM Resorts International’s 10 major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, company spokeswoman Yvette Monet said.

The strike also had no impact on movement of people through McCarran International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest, spokesman Chris Jones said.

The strike came during one of the city’s busiest times, with fans taking in four major college basketball tournaments.

More than a dozen taxi companies and 3,000 cabs operate in Las Vegas.

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