You will be one of the only people in the nation to get your car washed by unionized workers.
After years of struggle, workers (know as Car Washeros) have secured the only three union car wash contracts in the country.
The Car Washeros held many of their organizing meetings at the Library, and met to vote to ratify the Vermont Car Wash contract at the Library.
This coming Thursday would have been the 105th birthday of labor and civil
rights leader Luisa Moreno. We think there is no better way to honor the legacy of Luisa Moreno than celebrating the historic victory of local Car Washeros by getting our cars washed at Vermont Car Wash during Luisa’s birthday week.
We are asking all Library members and labor allies to get their car washed
between Monday, August 27, and Thursday, August 30, at Vermont Car Wash.
Look for more info about the life and work of Luisa Moreno, and the car wash campaign in the coming days….
Vermont Car Wash has become an example of the right way to do business and of the benefits of treating workers fairly. Unfortunately, the reality is that there are still too many owners out there who abuse workers to achieve profit. We need to make sure consumers in Los Angeles know exactly where to get their car washed.
To support the efforts of Car Washeros, we are asking you to:
1. Patronize one of only three unionized carwashes in the nation-Vermont Car Wash, 6219 S. Vermont Avenu, Los Angeles, CA 90044 (at Gage). Take your own car in for a Union Wash and print out the Library coupon
<http://www.socallib.org/news/2012/luisamoreno/carwashcoupon.pdf> to get $2 off, so Vermont Car Wash can track how much business they’re getting from Library supporters. The Library will receive a $1 donation for every car.
2. Share your action through your social media networks after you wash your car.
3. Encourage your family members, friends and coworkers to patronize Vermont Car Wash, and print out copies of the coupon for all of them!
Your actions will go a long way in showing other carwash owners that having a unionized workforce, paying decent wages and providing healthy working conditions is good for business and good for our communities.