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Lila Shapiro

Car Wash Workers In New York Rally For Better Working Conditions | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

QUEENS, N.Y. -- On Tuesday morning, a group of roughly 100 workers, local labor leaders and community organizers gathered in the cold in a parking lo...

Lila Shapiro

'They Aren't Slaves, Right?' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In a city obsessed with automobiles and known for its horrendous traffic, a crucial group of laborers have historically been underpaid,...

Carwasheros' Rights Are Human Rights

Elvia Meza | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Elvia Meza

Los Angelenos may be the most auto-obsessed people on the planet, but most of the time we turn a blind eye toward the people who actually clean our cars -- and their routinely terrible working conditions.

Meet The New American Sweatshop

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 10.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

The exploitation of car wash workers is the face of a new American sweatshop, one that operates in plain daylight in our communities, in our neighborhoods and at our corner carwash.

Here's a Tip: If You're Broke, Stay Home

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

With the economy still battering consumers like we're all overweight, drunk and punch-drunk ex-boxers caught in a bar fight, folks are inclined to pull back on tipping for services or products.

Green Car Washing Doesn't Happen At Home | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the warm weather here, many of us will be washing our cars a lot more (if it's not raining constantly, like it has been here for awile!) Believe ...