Security Officers in DC negotiate a union contract by sticking together and getting involved. Security Officers like Ricky Jackson, who is an active union member of SEIU 32BJ and sat at the bargaining committee for the second time, stated, “This is my second time being on the bargaining team. Both times were quite the experience. To be involved first hand and to have my voice heard was extremely satisfying.” Getting involved and speaking out is how we make changes.
Here are some of the gains these Security Officers now have in their union contract:
- 17.5% increase over 4 years for all officers
- Maintained 100 % employer paid health care
- Increased vacation time for long-term officers
- Added Juneteenth holiday for all officers
- Codified mandatory labor management meetings
- Increased mandatory employer contribution to 401K by more than 100%
- Obtained 1-time $800 bonus for members who opt-in to health insurance fund
These changes are just some of the ways that Security Officers across the country are improving their working conditions because all Security Officers- regardless of their race and zip code- should have a job that helps them sustain their family.