Seasonal employees at Grant’s Farm deserve a raise, reader says

Letter to the Editor

To the editor:
As a citizen of St. Louis, my friends and I are also thrilled that Grant’s Farm will remain open and free to the public.
Many of us brought our children years ago to ride the tram and feed the goats.
However, the enthusiasm that Anheuser-Busch InBev Vice President Julia Mize has must be tempered by the fact that since InBev has been responsible for the operation of Grant’s Farm, seasonal employees have not received a pay increase.
Surveys taken by InBev management continue to list the employees as the most valued component in making the experience “unique and memorable,” yet that is not worth even a penny to the biggest beer company in the world.
As a friend of several seasoned and senior employees, they recognize their job mobility is limited and that they can choose to stay or leave, but they love working at Grant’s Farm because they, too, want to see the smiles on the faces of your children and grandchildren.
Please help them by contacting InBev and asking them to consider their employees’ needs.
Barb Penn
St. Louis