Advocates for workers’ rights said they have some dirt on a Jamaica car wash and that management should come clean.
Community activists gathered last week outside the Sutphin Car Wash, at 97-31 Sutphin Blvd., where they said operator Fernando Magalhaes has been retaliating against workers who have been fighting for fair pay and safer working conditions.
Hillary Klein, a lead organizer with the advocacy group Make the Road New York, said there are about 17 employees at the car wash who are taken advantage of because they are not fully aware of their rights.
“In general, they’re undocumented, marginalized and easily manipulated when they try to stand up for their rights,” she said.
Neither the car wash’s owner nor the manager was available for comment.