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August 19, 2019

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Taxi drivers continue to boycott the Strip … on some days

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Sam Morris

A taxi cab drives down the Strip Thursday, April 28, 2011.

In the continued fight to maintain a strong presence along the Strip, Las Vegas taxi drivers have banded together under the name “Vegas Drivers Unite” to boycott different resort locations each month.

“We are trying to accomplish something of monumental importance to the livelihood of many cab and limo drivers and hotel door personnel in the Vegas Resort Corridor,” a Vegas Drivers Unite representative said in an email.

“We rolled out Vegas Drivers Unite in October and have been slowly building driver involvement,” the representative continued. Each month, Vegas Drivers Unite will pick one Strip resort to boycott every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the week. VDU chose the Bellagio for June and tentatively chose New York-New York for July and Mandalay Bay/Delano for August.

“It’s unrealistic on the part of MGM and Caesars to assume they can actively welcome and promote rideshare over traditional taxi and limo services and there not be a consequence,” he said. “It does not bode well when you try and destroy an industry that you need for support of conventions and tourism in Las Vegas.” For more information on the boycott, go here.

This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.