St. Louis Janitors Ratify a Strong, New Contract

IMG_5345St. Louis Janitors Ratify a Strong, New Contract!

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.
FullSizeRender_1This contract is a step in the right direction on the path towards a full living wage for St. Louis janitors. With these significant raises, SEIU Local 1 continues to help build a nationwide movement for $15 wage for all working people.

 

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