San Jose taxis have enjoyed a lock on the cab business for decades, all provided via sweetheart regulations courtesy of the city and paid for by political contributions. The lock is fast disappearing, and the taxis are retaliating in the only way they know how - by striking. Just like a union, except it isn't a formal union.
SFO, OAK, and LAX all allow Uber and Lyft. What's different in San Jose? Other cities support the new business model including NYC, Chicago, and Washington DC. Why, here in the self-proclaimed center of worldwide innovation, are we so behind the times?