Workers at Five-Star car wash in Queens, New York, have achieved a victory in a fight that began late last year when they voted to join the RWDSU. After being forced to walk off the job numerous times due to management’s anti-worker tactics, the car wash workers have won their first union contract.
The three-year contract includes wage increases and protects workers from discrimination. The pact requires that a shop steward supervise the counting and distribution of tips, and workers will have a schedule posted each week, with hours and overtime distributed fairly and equally among the workers. Access to overtime will be protected.