Yesterday afternoon at City Hall, hundreds of cab drivers staged a protest and threatened to strike if the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency didn't give them face time to discuss critical issues. KTVU reports: "Representing many of the city's cab companies, including Luxor, Yellow Cab Cooperative and Green, the drivers were protesting a 5 percent credit card processing fee, implementation of electronic waybills and lack of SFMTA benefits, especially since the Taxi Commission merged with the SFMTA in March 2009."
What's more, the fees would go to private companies, not to the city. According to the Chronicle, "the credit card companies charge 3 percent for the transactions, and the firm that operates the readers in the cabs tacks on another 2 percent."
SFist reader Mandy Brown captured some of yesterday's noisy protest. Behold: