NYC Car Wash Workers Seek Unionization To Improve Wages, Working Conditions

David Schepp
car wash employees union
car wash employees union

Working at a car wash may be better than digging a ditch, as the 1970s hit song says, but employees in New York City who work cleaning cars and trucks say pay and working conditions need vast improvement.

A report released Tuesday shows that car-wash workers are paid less than minimum wage, routinely denied overtime and exposed to dangerous chemicals, New York's Daily News says. With conditions so dire, a coalition of community and labor organizations that produced the study has begun a campaign to organize car-wash workers.