7 arrested during car wash workers protest

Employees are suing for unpaid wages, which their employer says is ‘bogus.’

Employees are suing for unpaid wages, which their employer says is ‘bogus.’ (3/5/15)

BROOKLYN - Seven people were handcuffed, including two City Council members, during a car wash workers protest in Park Slope. 

The workers and elected officials rallied against Vegas Auto Spa, which is located on 19th Street, near the entrance to Prospect Expressway. As News 12 has reported, car wash employees are suing their employer for unpaid wages. 

Protesters also demanded speedy passage of the Car Wash Accountability Act, which would regulate the industry. Councilmen Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca were among those arrested after the group blocked a street leading to the business. 

The owner of Vegas Auto Spa said in a statement, "Striking workers were always properly paid, based on New York wage laws. The workers' lawsuit is bogus and full of lies." 


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