[Marxism] New York taxi drivers launch campaign to save their industry following suicides

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 9 05:47:00 MDT 2018

Before shooting himself at the gates of City Hall Park, Douglas Schifter 
called the industry in which he’d been working for decades “the new 
slavery.” Schifter wrote this in a suicide letter he posted on Facebook 
and blamed the Taxi and Limousine Commission, the Mayor’s Office and 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo for promoting deregulation without regard for the 
impact on workers.


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