CHICAGO -- Chicago taxi drivers are demanding Uber and similar companies be subject to the same rules of the road.
Hundreds of cabbies made their voices heard outside City Hall during a hearing on Friday. They claim rules and regulations are handicapping them.
Ald. Rick Munoz of the 22nd ward is among the aldermen who appear sympathetic to the taxi drivers' plight. He points out traditional taxis are inspected for safety twice a year, while a "ride-share" vehicle is only inspected once, and that's when it hits the road for the first time.
Uber is also denying accusations it pays low wages, and highlights its flexible work opportunities.