New York Taxi Union Mourns Sixth Suicide Victim in Six Months

Jun 19, 2018
Originally published on June 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Last week Abdul Saleh became at least the sixth New York taxi driver to die by suicide in recent months. The 59-year-old Yemeni immigrant was found dead in his rented Brooklyn room on Friday, in what the city’s taxi union dubbed a death from “financial desperation.”

Here & Now‘s Femi Oke speaks with Bhairavi Desai (@bhairavi_desai), founding member and spokeswoman for the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.

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