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Sun Jun 17, 2018, 04:05 PM

Drivers' union: Broke NYC yellow cabbie killed himself

A New York City taxi driver who spent 30 years behind the wheel hanged himself after running out of money to lease a vehicle.

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance said Abdul Saleh, 59, was found dead on Friday in his rented Brooklyn room.

The alliance, a union that represents the city's taxi drivers as well as black car and app-hailed professionals, said the Yemeni immigrant is the sixth driver to kill himself in the past six months amid financial struggles while often working 12-hour shifts at night, in his case. Saleh was short by $300.

Drivers lease the yellow cabs that are now competing with growing numbers of car services such as Uber and Lyft.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article213300979.html

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smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #1

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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 05:10 PM

1. How sad. People should not have to be destitute in such a wealthy country.

Something is very wrong with this nation.

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