Growing Movement of Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Workers to Condemn Illegal Practices at East Harlem Car Wash, Push for Industry-Wide Reform
May 17, 6:00 p.m., LMC Car Wash, 334 E. 109th Street, East Harlem, New York
WHAT: City and state elected leaders will join workers and community leaders to confront management at LMC Car Wash in East Harlem, demanding an end to mistreatment of workers as part of a larger movement for fair wages, benefits and job protections in the New York City car wash industry. They will demand a meeting with John Lage, the owner of LMC Car Wash and other car washes that have violated labor laws and health and safety regulations. Lage, who owns more than a dozen car washes in the city, was recently subpoenaed by the New York Attorney General.
WHO: NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; New York City Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez and Dan Garodnick; New York State Asssemblyman Robert Rodriguez; New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat; East Harlem Workers; members of the New York Communities for Change Worker’s Committee; Make the Road New York; United NY; Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center; Mariachi Real de México; and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW).
WHERE: LMC Car Wash, 334 E. 109th Street, East Harlem, New York
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
TRANSPORTATION: Take the 6 train to E110th Street and Lexington Avenue.