Security officers in Washington D.C., who protect the overwhelming majority of D.C. commercial office buildings, are celebrating their new four-year union contract with the highest wage increases since they joined the union, SEIU 32BJ. The new ratified agreement covers around 2,000 Officers.
The wins in the new contact include:
- An hourly wage increase of $4 over the four-year contract, meaning officers will earn at least $23.29 by 2025.
- An increase in retirement benefits.
- Security Officers will maintain current employer-paid healthcare Two new paid holidays.
- Time and half for working holidays.
"I can feel better about myself as a provider knowing I’ll be able to pay bills and not need to skimp on expenses for my kids,” said Helen Raynor, a 32BJ security officer and bargaining team committee member. “We aren’t just the first line of defense for our tenants every day, we sacrificed both our safety during all of the protests and our health during the pandemic.”