Sunday, November 22, 2015

City needs to stop bullying tactics of Uber

Letter: City needs to stop the bullyin of Uber Mafia
City needs to stop bullying tactics of Uber
Posted: November 21, 2015 - 10:23pm

By Steven Ciccantelli
St. Augustine Record
City needs to stop bullying tactics of Uber

Editor: There has been much in the news about bullying and that is good. These tactics are destructive, and have a lasting damage on their victims. Hopefully the age of the bully will be short-lived. However some of these strong-arm individuals employ similar tactics in the business world and today I would like to single out the tyrants that control Uber.

Uber is a taxi service that uses technology to circumvent the laws and policies cities have to regulate the transportation industry. They are also bullies. Ride-sharing companies provide taxi services and use smoke and mirrors to obscure this reality. This criminal enterprise offers no financial advantage to any city in which these thugs operate. In fact the opposite is true.

St. Augustine is one city that these Uber mafioso would like control. The drivers are unregulated, have no business license and lack the commercial insurance this great city requires to operate any type of service involving the transportation of people, let alone have a hack license required for all vehicle for hire drivers.

Abraxi Taxi will not be browbeat and I implore other cab companies and all taxi drivers to stand up to these oppressors. We invite the mayor and our distinguished city commissioners to join in this quest. The codes for livery service are written in stone. It just takes an aggressive stance to enforce the laws already in place and exterminate the maggots who are sullying our workplace.

We need the city to stop criminal activity and put an end to this ruffian reign immediately.

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