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News coverage of the CLEAN Act

Industrial laundries must now obtain licenses and comply with NYC regulations

BY ERIN DURKIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:54 PM The City Council voted Thursday to clean up dirty laundries at the city’s large industrial wash centers, requiring them to get licenses and submit to city regulations. Regular

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Cleaning up Dirty Laundries Will Protect Consumers in New York City

By Ritchie Torres. Every day, across the five boroughs, consumers regularly touch linens at hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. Bed sheets, tablecloths, napkins: these and other fabrics are regularly processed by unlicensed industrial laundries and their delivery trucks passing through New

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New York Daily News: Ex-laundry worker dishes dirt on industry’s unsanitary methods to City Council

The City Council is debating a bill that would regulate the industrial laundry industry. He cleaned linens for the city’s top hotels, but on Thursday he aired the industry’s dirty laundry in stomach-churning testimony in front of the City Council.

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City Council Weighs Bill to Clean Up Dirty Laundries Endangering Public Health

New York, NY— Amid growing concern over dirty laundry plants not properly cleaning linens for restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, the New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs today held a hearing on new legislation that would address this public

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NBC 4: City Council: Some Laundry Plants Are Not Properly Cleaning Linens

A new report reveals a dirty discovery affecting millions of New Yorkers. The city council claims a number of laundry plants are not properly cleaning linens that are used in restaurants, hotels and even hospitals. Read more here.

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Telemundo 47: Lavanderías industriales tendrían muchos “trapos sucios”

Hay denuncias de irregularidades y hasta que en ocasiones no se lavan las cosas que se les envían. Esto podría poner en riesgo la salud de las personas. Read more here.

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WABC 7: City councilman calls for regulation of industrial laundries

Dirty laundry was being aired in New York City Thursday, as we learned dozens of cleaning facilities aren’t certified. A city councilman says everything from hotel sheets to restaurant napkins may not be reaching cleanliness standards. Read more here.

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News 12 The Bronx: Councilman proposes bill to regulate industrial laundry facilities

A report released by Councilman Ritchie Torres describes a dangerously dirty environment inside industrial laundry facilities in and around New York City. Read more here.

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El Diario: Le sacan los trapos sucios a las lavanderías industriales

La próxima vez que vaya a un restaurante y quiera limpiarse la boca con una servilleta de tela piénselo dos veces. Un reporte dado a conocer este jueves indica que las lavanderías industriales no lavan apropiadamente las prendas de tela

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New York Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Industrial laundries fail to meet sanitary standards

Most of the big industrial laundries washing linens for city hotels, hospitals and restaurants don’t adhere to standards for cleanliness and safety, a new report charges. Read more here.

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Supporters of the CLEAN Act:

  • New York Communities for Change
  • Make the Road New York
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • SEIU Local 32BJ
  • SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents
  • Workers United Laundry Distribution and Food Service Joint Board
  • 1199 SEIU
  • Local 2013 of the UFCW