Labor Advocates Demand Improved Conditions For Car Washers
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Car washers, taxi workers, livery cab drivers and union leaders showed up on Manhattan's West Side Wednesday to put pressure on car wash owners they say are abusing workers.
The campaign is by Workers Aligned for a Sustainable and Healthy New York (WASH NY) and supporters pledged to help meet the car washers' needs.
The washers say the unfair working conditions include getting paid below-minimum wage, no accurate accounting for tips, and a lack of protective gear against dangerous chemicals.
The attorney for one of the accused car wash owners is refuting the claims.