Laundry workers rally to save their jobs

Dozens of laundry workers rallied outside Borough Hall today on the eve of a vote that may determine whether they lose their jobs.

The board of directors of the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation will vote tomorrow whether it should privatize Brooklyn's Central Laundry Service. The move would affect about 200 laundry workers.

Officials say the move would save some $72 million over the next nine years.

At the facility, workers clean the uniforms and linens for hospitals, hotels and restaurants around the city. The workers handle more than 1 million tons of laundry per year.

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