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Michael Savaskin, who has driven a Chicago cab for 18 years, has not participated in the strikes. Savaskin, a native of Moscow, owns a medallion and drives his own cab. While he supports the idea of the strike and thinks drivers deserve a fare hike, he didn't join his fellow cabbies because many of the issues--like drivers' opposition to increased lease rates--don't affect him. Nonetheless, Savaskin said he, too, has seen a serious reduction in business since the economy crashed in 2008. 

Michael Savaskin, who has driven a Chicago cab for 18 years, has not participated in the strikes. Savaskin, a native of Moscow, owns a medallion and drives his own cab. While he supports the idea of the strike and thinks drivers deserve a fare hike, he didn’t join his fellow cabbies because many of the issues–like drivers’ opposition to increased lease rates–don’t affect him. Nonetheless, Savaskin said he, too, has seen a serious reduction in business since the economy crashed in 2008. 

Michael Savaskin, who has driven a Chicago cab for 18 years, has not participated in the strikes. Savaskin, a native of Moscow, owns a medallion and drives his own cab. While he supports the idea of the strike and thinks drivers deserve a fare hike, he didn't join his fellow cabbies because many of the issues--like drivers' opposition to increased lease rates--don't affect him. Nonetheless, Savaskin said he, too, has seen a serious reduction in business since the economy crashed in 2008.