Header Image Mobile Header Image



First National Car Wash Organizing Convening

The Center for Popular Democracy joined the AFL-CIO earlier this month to coordinate a national summit of car wash worker organizing campaigns from around the country. Car wash campaigns are forging dynamic and innovative new partnerships with labor unions in their quest to support low-wage workers’ struggle for fair economic treatment, dignity and respect.

The summit brought together leaders of each of the four car wash organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Fe, and New York. For the first time, car wash organizers were able to engage in joint analysis and discussion of their strategies, tactics, models, and research. 

We would like to extend a very big thank you to our friends at the RWDSU for hosting the event, and to all of the participating organizations: the United Steelworkers, CLEAN LA, the AFL-CIO, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, ARISE and KIWA.