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Vegas taxi drivers set to strike

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Drivers with the second-largest taxi company in Las Vegas are set to go on strike.

Yellow-Checker-Star drivers plan to walk off the job just after midnight on Sunday. A recent contract offer was rejected by approximately 70 percent of union members.

To alleviate a potential shortage of cabs, the Taxicab Authority Board will allow other taxi companies to use temporary drivers.

The Nevada State Department of Business and Industry issued the following statement to FOX5 in response to the looming strike:

"We are closely monitoring the potential impact of the pending driver strike to ensure the riding public is adequately served. In November, the Taxicab Authority Board gave Administrator Harvey the authority to allocate up to 30 additional medallions per company in the event of a work stoppage to quickly address potential disruptions in service. Those temporary allocations would give the taxi companies the ability to put more cabs on the street to make sure people can get to where they want to go."

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