Chicago Cabbies Are Suing To Get Uber Off The Roads

By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 20, 2015 3:51PM

More trouble is brewing between cabbies and Uber drivers. Chicago cab drivers filed a lawsuit on Monday to get ride-sharing drivers off the roads, according to WGN.

The lawsuit asks the judge to revoke ride-sharing licenses because the lack of regulation gives Uber and Lyft an unfair advantage. The lawsuit will cost jobs and decrease competition, according to the ride-sharing companies.

The battle between Uber, Lyft and cabs is long and ongoing. Cabbies attempted a "day without a cab driver" protest a couple weeks ago but only about half the city's fleet participated.

In addition to the lack of regulation for Uber and Lyft, they're angry that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2016 budget plans to add on more cab surcharges and fees and will allow Uber and Lyft drivers to pick up passengers at the airports. Cab medallion values have plummeted as Uber and Lyft rise in popularity.

Uber and Lyft critics have also raised questions about the services' safety.