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New York carwash workers and union celebrate recent victories

April 17, 2014
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NEW YORK — An event celebrating recent victories by carwash workers was organized by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Wednesday, according to Capital New York.

The union was joined by wash workers and NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, along with other politicians. There has been a recent push by the union for increased wages and worker treatment, according to the article.

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"What the carwash campaign does is put a human face to the discussion," union president Stuart Appelbaum said in an interview with Capital.

The gathering was to celebrate recent achievements, which included six new labor contracts, and a nearly $4 million settlement for unpaid wages, which was secured by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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