Flushing car wash workers oust RWDSU union officials

By Bill Parry

November 16, 2021

Flushing Queens, NY —

For much of the past decade, the “Carwasheroes” of Queens became a cause célèbre for state, city and local officials siding with workers for fair pay and workplace safety commitments from car wash owners.

Workers at the Jomar Car Wash in Flushing, now known as Main Street Car Wash, reached a deal to unionize in 2013 under the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) but have since reversed course.

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