Car Wash Workers Stand Up Against Melrose Strip Car Wash
On October 26, 2012, the Wage Justice Center helped five workers at Melrose Strip Auto Detailing & Car Wash–located along a posh section of the famous Melrose Strip–file a lawsuit for years of unpaid wages and other labor violations.
The workers are asserting claims for unpaid minimum and overtime wages, and denial of the minimum rest and meal breaks – these are basic rights of every California worker. Many workers report being paid a flat daily rate that amounted to well below our minimum wage.
On November 9, 2012, several other workers joined the case, bringing the total claimants to nine. Workers are seeking back-wages for themselves and all of their co-workers, as well as an injunction that would prevent similar labor violations in the future.
Today, November 28, 2012, the workers stood up to the car wash publicly, announcing their lawsuit at a press conference and helping identify management for the purpose of serving the complaint.
We are honored to stand beside these brave individuals who have taken a stand against exploitation in LA’s carwash industry.