Study: Long hours, low earnings for Chicago car wash workers

September 20, 2012 2:58:16 PM PDT
A new report finds that some car wash workers in Chicago are working long shifts and earning wages below the legal minimum.

The University of Illinois Labor Education Program presented the findings of its study called Clean Cars - Dirty Work".

The report found that more than 75 percent of workers in the industry are not getting paid minimum wage. More than 80 percent of them work more than 40 hours a week, according to the study. But only 2 percent of them earned the legal overtime rate.

Study authors say workers from 57 car washes across Chicago participated in the study.

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