RWDSU Car Wash Workers Rally for a Fair Contract
This week, members of RWDSU who work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens rallied outside their workplace to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith.
The workers’ first three-year contract expires soon, and management is attempting to eliminate overtime pay and hire part-time workers. The car wash workers are paid a subminimum wage and rely on customer tips and overtime hours to make ends meet, so the proposals would be disastrous for workers and their families.
The car wash workers are fighting back with the support of State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Member Francisco Moya, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road New York, and members of the Car Wash campaign, who all attended the rally.
“These courageous workers, who joined the RWDSU more than three years ago, are asking only for basic dignity and the right to making a livable wage,” said RWDSU President Stuart Appelbuam.