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NYC carwash workers unionize

December 2, 2013

NEW YORK CITY — Carwash employees in both the Bronx and Queens have signed union contracts after an 18-month campaign, the New York Daily News reported.

The Dec. 1 story said workers at the Bronx-based Webster Car Wash and WCA Car Wash and at the Queens-based Jomar Car Wash and Sutphin Car Wash have unionized.

Read: State of the unions

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) contracts are good for three years and protect the employees' hourly wage, work schedules and allow for five days of paid vacation, two personal days and increased holiday bonuses.

The unions were formed under the support of the RWDSU as well as the two advocacy groups: New York Communities for Change and Make the Road NY.

To read the full report, click here.