Service & Solidarity Spotlight: GM Aramark Workers Win Major Gains

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Workers at General Motors Aramark won a historic tentative agreement that raises the standards for all UAW GM members in sanitation. Under the new contract, workers will receive raises of up to 43% over the life of the three-year deal. It would take a worker just 90 days to reach the top wage rate. Workers will receive retroactive back pay from March 15.

“If ratified, this deal will be a major victory for our UAW members in sanitation, not just at Aramark,” said Mike Booth, UAW vice president and director of the GM Department. “Of the 10 sanitation companies the UAW bargains with, Aramark is the largest. We took the fight to Aramark head-on to win a contract that recognizes your hard work and dedication.”