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Carwasheros

Why I Was Arrested

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

I chose to get arrested outside of a car wash in Brooklyn last week in support of the workers who have been on strike there since November. This is the first time I have ever been arrested -- even though I have supported many different causes in many different ways.

Standing Up for Low Wage Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

It has been amazing to witness the fast food-worker strikes that have swept the country in the past few months. One of the most shocking things that the workers have complained about is that their employers have been cheating them out of their full pay. These aren't isolated incidents.

L.A. Car Wash Workers Sign Industry's First Union Contract

Akito Yoshikane | Posted 10.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Akito Yoshikane

Thirty Southern California car wash workers have become the first in the business to sign a union contract -- and organizers are hoping more will follow suit.

Car Wash Workers Win Landmark Rights

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Workers at a Southern California car wash won a union contract Tuesday, making them the first unionized car-wash employees in the country. The Los ...

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.