Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rally at Vegas Auto Spa

Today's rally at Vegas Auto Spa, 557 Seventh Avenue.  Workers at Vegas have been on strike since Wednesday.

Brooklyn car wash workers who sued their boss say they’re still getting hosed and plan to walk off the job Wednesday morning.  
Employees at Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope are hoping to form a union to protect themselves from what they call dicey working conditions and retaliation by bosses at the Seventh Ave. suds spot, said Santos Lopez, 28, who’s worked there since 2004. 
“First and foremost, we want respect at our workplace,” Lopez added. 
Eight employees sued owner Marat Leshehinsky in October, alleging he cheated them out of more than $600,000 in wages. They claim he has cut wages even more as retribution. 
Workers plan strike at 8 a.m. and ask the National Labor Relations Board to recognize their union on Wednesday.  (Daily News, 11/18)

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