Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Two more carwashes unionize in NYC

October 17, 2013
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Workers at Jomar Car Wash and Sutphin Car Wash are the latest New York City-based carwashes to unionize.

The contracts mark the third and fourth such deals struck in the City, according to the New York Daily News.

The three-year deals mandate a series of raises, a set schedule with a minimum of 40 hours per week, a paid 30-minute break and five paid days off for vacation or sick time. Also included are bonuses on Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Easter and Labor Day.

“Really, this is something we have been working towards for a long time,” said Patricio Santiago in the story. Santiago has been doing detail work at Jomar Car Wash for ten years.

The deal will boost his pay from $6.15 an hour plus tips to $8.46 an hour on Jan. 1.

The carwasheros voted to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union.

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