New York City appeals after carwash regulation law struck down - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

New York City appeals after carwash regulation law struck down

NEW YORK — After a judge ruled that the city was forcing carwashes to unionize, the city denied it and appealed.

NEW YORK — According to, after a federal judge ruled a law regulating carwashes illegal, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is appealing the decision.

The judge ruled that the law was illegal because it charged nonunion carwashes a significantly higher price for a license than a unionized carwash, the article continued.

Passed in 2015, the law declared that carwashes could not legally operate without a license, the article noted; in order to get a license, however, carwashes would have to buy a surety bond — which would keep money available to employees, should they be owed any — at a price of $30,000 for unionized carwashes and $150,000 for nonunionized ones.

A collective of carwash owners sued, saying that the city was essentially forcing nonunion carwashes to bargain with workers and unionize since the price was so expensive, and Judge Alvin Hellerstein accepted their argument, the article stated.

While labor advocates have said that they want the regulation to go into effect even without the surety bond requirement, the city wants the entirety of the law preserved and enacted, the article noted.

“The law’s bond provision affords needed protection to a particularly vulnerable workforce, and the city will vigorously work to keep it in place,” a Law Department spokesman said, also stating that the $150,000 bond requirement could be met with a cash outlay of as little as $1,500.

“We do not believe that the law forces carwashes to accept unions,” the spokesman said.

Read the original article here.

You May Also Like

DRB launches innovative marketing automation platform

AKRON, Ohio — DRB launches Catalyst, a marketing automation platform for carwashes, offering targeted campaigns, email and SMS messaging.


AKRON, Ohio — In a press release, DRB announced the launch of Catalyst, a marketing automation platform designed to streamline and optimize carwash marketing.

Catalyst boasts a native integration with DRB’s Patheon® point-of-sale and business optimization platform, allowing carwash operators to leverage rich customer data for highly targeted and personalized marketing campaigns.

PRT releases 28 new complete struts in North America

BUFORD, Ga. — The new items represent nearly six million vehicles in new coverage and expand the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

Whistle Express launches new app, chemical line, signage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whistle Express streamlines access to its mobile app, updates signage and announces its exclusive Diamond Plus chemical.

Whistle Express car wash - magnolia holdings
Cheetah Clean completes conversion of WaterWorks Auto Washes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The new Cheetah Clean Auto Washes are set to have grand openings over the next three weeks.

Sud Stop opens new Florida location

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sud Stop Car Wash’s Founders Club members can save up to $90 on unlimited carwash plans, including the SignatureSud plan.

Other Posts
Flagstop Car Wash hires new COO

RICHMOND, Va. — Flagstop Car Wash was recently Named “2024 Best Car Wash of Central Virginia” by Virginia Living magazine.

Whistle Express Car Wash expands presence across the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fifteen new locations will join the fast-growing carwash chain, offering customers elevated experience and value.

Tint World expands Texas footprint with East Houston location

HOUSTON — The National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise announces the opening of its 25th store in the state.

Sud Stop Car Wash opens second Alabama location

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sud Stop Car Wash is offering $90 in savings for Founders Club members with two months free on its SignatureSud wash.