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PHOTOS: USC Aramark custodians and janitors protest

The group continues to call for fair wages and benefits.

Janitors and custodians protest to acquire higher wages and better their working conditions at USC on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

A group of about 100 to 200 Aramark custodians and janitors working at USC protested unfair wages, poor working conditions and labor exploitation on April 7. They marched from Bovard Auditorium up Trousdale Parkway to the intersection of West Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street before continuing on to the USC Village. In addition to the workers protesting, leaders of the USC Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation spoke to the crowd totaling about 300 to 400 protesters.

The protest by USC students and custodial workers called for solidarity and support from the university. The organizers said that by pressuring USC to leverage its connection with Aramark, they hoped to reach their goal of raising wages and improving working conditions. If their needs aren’t met, they said they will consider the possibility of striking to initiate change.

USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest
USC janitor and custodian protest