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October 03, 2005

Victory for CINTAS Workers

Workers at CINTAS have won a major class action lawsuit against the company. The labor union UNITE-HERE has been waging a campaign to unionize the company's workers.

Cintas Workers Win Historic Living Wage Class Action Lawsuit (msnbc free)

Low-wage laundry workers in San Leandro won a landmark lawsuit when an Alameda County judge upheld their living wage claim against Cintas Corp.

The Sept. 23 decision was the first class action living wage case decided by a U.S. court. It requires Cintas, the uniform rental giant, to pay more than $1 million in back wages and interest to 219 workers who washed and sorted uniforms, towels and mats between 1999 and 2003 at the Cincinnati-based company's San Leandro and Union City plants. (click link above for full article)

         

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