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Some Chicago Cabbies Upset Surcharge is Gone

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A 50-cent fuel surcharge on Chicago cab riders has been rollback due to falling gas prices.

And, some drivers like George Kesse are upset over the change.

KESSE: We don’t like it because we losing money first of all. Gas is so high. Also we struggling. The economy is all messed up. So we’re thinking about striking right now.

A taxi cab advocacy group has threatened to strike soon if the city doesn’t increase fares by 16 percent. The city had imposed a $1 fuel surcharge in April to offset the rising fuel costs. That fell to 50-cents two weeks ago and was eliminated altogether this morning as gas prices continue to drop.

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