Post Tagged with: "car wash"

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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.

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