Justice for Aramark Workers! Rally Thursday
Todd Wolfson | 03.26.2008
On Thursday workers from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ and community members will converge on Aramark Headquarters (1101 Market St.) at 2:30 PM to demand a fair contract for janitors. The action will include street theater by members of SEIU. Please come out and support the workers of Philadelphia.
What's Aramark's Problem! In August 2007, Aramark suddenly decided it would no longer participate in multi-employer bargaining with Local 32BJ for the janitors it employs to clean its corporate headquarters Local 32BJ and other major janitorial contractor reached an historic agreement on October 15, 2007 that raised wages by 16%, pension contributions by 20%, and provided employer-paid health coverage for over 2,300 commercial office janitors. Nearly 40 janitors in Aramark's corporate headquarters have been working without a contract since October 16, 2007. While other janitors enjoy wage increases and better benefits Aramark holds its employees hostage.