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Second NYC carwash unionizes

June 7, 2013
New York, NY – A third carwash has agreed to a contract with employees giving them five sick days and two personal days according to a New York Daily News report.

Under the contract, employees would also be protected against discrimination, would equally distribute their tips and would be protected against layoffs - requiring them to be done by reverse seniority

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said in the story that the new contract, “proves that low-wage immigrant workers are able and willing to stand up and fight for better lives through unionization.”

The “carwasheros” had been in a six-month labor dispute with their Mott Haven employer, Sunny Day Car Wash.

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