Tag: drivers

WHY ARE NEW YORK TAXI DRIVERS KILLING THEMSELVES?

IT WAS A somber scene outside New York’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Four coffins sat at the foot of the steps; one by one, taxi drivers covered them with white flowers, before assembling on the steps and shouting for the city to “stop Uber’s greed” and “stop making us slaves.”….more: wired.

Why Women Drivers is Only the Start of Serious Saudi Change

Image result for Why women drivers is only the start of serious Saudi change…the 32-year-old who effectively runs the country in his father’s name, just placed a big bet on his millennial peers. By ending the world’s only ban on women driving cars, the crown prince has upset plenty of people in this Islamic kingdom, founded on a pact between clerics and the royal family.

He may be calculating that an even larger number of Saudis are ready to go along for the ride.

Will it work? It’s hard to gauge the mood of a country with little freedom of expression or opinion polling,..more: nypost.com

Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Jury Awards $240,000 to Muslim Truck Drivers In EEOC Religious Discrimination SuitA federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers at Star Transport, an over-the-road trucking company, when they refused to transport alcohol because it violated their religious beliefs, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which brought the case. The trial started on Oct. 19, and the jury returned its verdict the next day after 45 minutes of deliberation….more:  eeoc.gov/