Downtown Baltimore was shutdown during morning rush hour on 25 February. Over 1000 cab drivers united in protest against a Maryland state mandated 25% taxi meter rate reduction. To the cab drivers who are already struggling, this could literally mean bankruptcy and severe and undue suffering and hardship at the hands of the Maryland Public Service Commission.
This protest was a major disruptive event, the largest protest of it's kind in recent city history, yet strangely, the media hardly spoke about it. The organizers were interviewed by the networks, but the footage was never aired.
Could it be they don't want you to see how powerful organized labor can be? Since the PSC seems to be unwilling to relent on this massive pay cut, the cab drivers are already planing a second, much larger event.
A.F. James MacArthur reporting