New York City taxi drivers end hunger strike after reaching deal on debt relief
The Guardian says After weeks of camping outside City Hall in New York, taxi drivers can finally head home after striking a deal with officials to rescue thousands of workers from crushing loans that had caused misery for their families.
The news arrived on the 15th day of a hunger strike led by the drivers and their advocates.
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) agreed to a city-backed guarantee to lower the monthly payments of taxi medallion owners, or “owner drivers” to a maximum $170,000 – far less than the average medallion debt of around $600,000, according to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA).
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