Post Tagged with: "car wash workers"

Two of the nail technicians who demonstrated on Tuesday for a higher minimum tipped wage.(Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Demanding an End to the ‘Tipped Wage’

Labor, New York June 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Nail technicians and car washers, mostly immigrants, told of their problems with underpayment and wage theft at a New York State hearing on tipped wage jobs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

SLS Car Wash workers were able to unionize thanks to a vote of 35 in favor out of a total of 40 employees. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Car Washers Claim Victory In Fight For Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Labor February 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Car wash workers achieve yet another victory in Brooklyn as part of a campaign to regulate labor practices in these establishments in the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

C&P Car Wash employees held a vigil last night to remember “The Bull” and to demand an investigation on his death. (Photo via El Diario)

Death of Carwasher Puts Industry on the Spot Again

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino February 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

The sudden death on the job of a Bronx car washer prompted a demand by workers, unions and activists to investigate the chemicals used in the car washing industry, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The car wash industry employs many Latino workers (Photo via Queens Latino)

Queens Car Wash Workers Sue for Wages

Labor, Queens August 12, 2015 at 11:44 am

Queens car wash workers have sued a busy car wash owner for wages owed them. Some have worked two decades at the car wash, earning $6 or $7 an hour, reports Queens Latino.

The bill will benefit some 3,000 “carwasheros” who fought tirelessly for their rights. (Photo via El Diario)

New Law Would Protect ‘Carwasheros’ in NYC

Labor, Latino June 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Car washers who have denounced wage theft and inhumane working conditions rejoiced as the City Council approved new regulations, El Diario reports.

Police observing a March protest at the Vegas Auto Spa, whose owner has now signed a two year contract with the workers. (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

Car Wash Workers Win Contract

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor April 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Car wash workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Greenwood Heights won a two-year contract and are back to work, The Home Reporter and The Brooklyn Paper report.

Protesters are demanding a fair contract and better working conditions. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Car Wash Employees Demand Dignified Salaries

Brooklyn, Labor March 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Demonstrators and public officials demand a fair contract and improved working conditions for car washers at Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope, El Diario reports.

Car washers celebrating the State Attorney General's deal with their employer (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Abused Car Washers Rejoice as They Get Compensation

Business, Labor, Latino, New York March 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The announcement that two car wash chains in New York City will have to pay workers $3.9 million in restitution for underpayments and labor abuse ended a six-year battle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo by Skyler Reid

Special Report: Employers Turn Their Backs on Undocumented Workers Injured on the Job

In N.Y. and 27 other states, undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ compensation but many immigrants are unaware of these protections and are reluctant to confront their employers when they are injured on the job. They fear their bosses will fire them or worse, rat them out to immigration authorities.

Guatemalan Héctor Gómez, 22, is one of the car washers who will benefit from the agreement reached by the attorney general's office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario-La Prensa)

Deal Helps Car Washers Avoid the Ax

Labor, Latino February 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Employees at a SoHo car wash slated for closure were facing termination, which they sensed came after reporting the business for labor violations. But Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement that will see the workers relocated to other branches, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Como una 'tremenda victoria' fue calificada la votación de los trabajadores de 'carwash' a favor de pertenecer a un sindicato, a la espera de mejores beneficios. As a "tremendous victory" was rated the vote of workers 'carwash' in favor of joining a union, waiting for better benefits. (Photo by Saundi Wilson/EDLP)

Queens Car Washers First to Unionize

Featured Posts, Labor, Queens September 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Workers at Hi-Tek Car Wash & Lube in Queens voted to unionize, becoming the first car wash workers outside of Los Angeles to do so. El Diario/La Prensa’s Gloria Medina interviewed some of the car washers and while most are thrilled, not all share the same enthusiasm.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.