St. Louis – Janitors who ensure that the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Corporate Center in St. Louis remain clean and safe delivered a letter to their employer – Aramark – demanding neutrality and recognition of their intent to join Service Employees International Union Local 1 and receive the pay, benefits, and respect they deserve.
Aramark is one of the largest facility services contractors in the United States. Aramark is a union contractor in major markets across the country, including Kansas City and Chicago, but the company is choosing to run their St. Louis shop non-union. Aramark janitors at the Brewery and Corporate Center say they are understaffed, overworked, and dealing with managers who mistreat workers.
A VOICE AT WORK
“Aramark janitors deserve a voice at work. Union representation will help ensure that my coworkers and I have access to the same benefits and rights that every other essential worker at Anheuser-Busch has,” said Aramark employee Wakanda Beals.
“I care about my coworkers and the services we deliver to Anheuser-Busch. We’re organizing a union because we deserve a workplace where Aramark janitors are treated with dignity, respect and equality, “ said Aramark employee Mark Harris.
“Anheuser-Busch provides good jobs that sustain working families across the St. Louis region and throughout the world. For janitorial services, they contract with Aramark Facility Services which is a union contractor in major markets throughout the U.S. But here at the AB Brewery and Corporate Center, Aramark chooses to operate in a non-union manner,” said 8th Ward Alderman Cara Spencer. “Today, I am standing with Aramark janitors who are taking the brave and courageous step of demanding a voice on the job. These essential workers deserve to be heard and recognized and I stand in solidarity with them.”