A group of about 200 taxicab drivers recently went on strike at the Oakland Airport to protest losing business to shuttles which are also staged at the OAK Airport. The boycott lasted 2 days which started Monday, June 18, 2012.
The Oakland Airport allowed taxis without airport permits to pickup travelers during the protest. Permitted taxis are required to pay the OAK Airport an annual permit fee of $350 plus a $3.00 trip fee for all taxi rides from the Airport.
Drivers allege unfair competition by the airport shuttles because they are now allowed to stage in the same shelter or area as the taxis. Drivers also requested the OAK Airport to remove a wall of advertisements which make it difficult for travelers to locate awaiting taxis.
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