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Update: One CA union carwash never reopened

January 24, 2012
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SANTA MONICA, CA — It has been three months since the CLEAN Carwash Campaign announced union contracts with two carwashes here, and PC&D has learned that one wash never reopened or operated under the agreement.

Justin McBride with the CLEAN Carwash Campaign spoke exclusively with PC&D and said that Marina Car Wash had actually closed in late 2010.

Last year, when the union agreement was finalized, Marina’s owner signed the contract stating that he would operate using union workers when he was able to reopen the business, McBride said.

Since then, the land owner decided to lease to someone else, and the carwash began operation under a different name with a different owner and no union employees last week.

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