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Source: NY1
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Activists Demand More Labor Oversight At City Car Washes

A new report alleges mistreatment at the city’s car washes.

Among the findings released by Workers Aligned for a Sustainable and Healthy New York, more than 70 percent of workers said they put in at least 60 hours a week, and 75 percent said they did not make any overtime pay.

About 66 percent report they made less than minimum wage.

Activists [led by Make the Road New York] gathered at a Flushing car wash on Tuesday to call for stronger wage and hour laws and state inspections of car washes.

The owners of the Flushing car wash could not be found for comment.

The manager of LMC East Harlem car wash, also cited in the report, refuted workers’ claims of being treated unfairly.

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