Chicago officials say cab strike over Uber had little impact

"A Day Without a Cab Driver" - that is what is expected to happen Thursday in Chicago when the taxi drivers union plans to go on strike to send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers.

Airport officials warned travelers in Twitter postings Thursday that cabs could be scarce. However, the Department of Aviation later reported there were no problems at O'Hare and Midway airports.

United Taxi Drivers Community Council secretary Peter Enger says he isn't disappointed in the outcome so far today, adding there will be more actions.

The council, which represents about 700 of the city's 12,000 cab drivers, called for a 24-hour strike Thursday. It opposes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to increase cab fares and fees on ride-booking companies.

The council complains the fare increase wouldn't make up for money lost competing at the airports.

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