In the midst of the holiday season, Local 1 janitors in St. Louis ratified a new Master Janitorial contract by an overwhelming margin.. The contract, which covers over 1,700 in the St. Louis area, will give janitors the best raises they’ve had since 2010 with a 12,9% raise over the course of the contract.
The contract also protects crucial benefits. As healthcare premiums rise across the country, premiums for janitors will be frozenfor 3 years. Janitors also preserved their vacation day payout system; its loss would have been the equivalent of 2 weeks of lost pay.