Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooklyn car wash workers will get pay raise after strike

By Erica Pearson, New York Daily News
April 5, 2015

After more than four months on the picket line, a group of Brooklyn car wash workers are set to sign a contract boosting pay and protections — and get a $1,500-per-person bonus.

Immigrant “carwasheros” at the Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope — who joined the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in January — secured a contract with the wash’s owner this week, workers and union officials said. Their wages will go up to $9 an hour, including tips.

“There is going to be more respect for us, and protection, like gloves and masks. Respect and dignity,” said Angel Rebolledo, 53, who has been washing, vacuuming and shampooing cars at the Park Slope wash for about a year.[...]

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