*Taxi Workers Alliance, Machinists Union call upon drivers to boycott carwashes where workers are being abused *
April 11, NOON, Westside Highway Car Wash, 638 West 47th Street, New York, NY
WHAT: New York City taxi workers and black car drivers are helping the WASH NY campaign being conducted by Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change to pressure car wash owners to improve conditions in an industry plagued by rampant wage and hour violations, and unsafe working conditions. The drivers will be joined by car wash workers, as well as community activists and union leaders. Workers will be available for interviews and English translation will be provided.
Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, New York City Taxi Workers Alliance;
Jim Conigliaro, Directing Business Representative, International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 15;
Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW);
Car wash workers, community activists, and representatives of WASH New York.
WHERE: Westside Highway Car Wash, 638 West 47th Street, New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, NOON.