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2,500 Philadelphia Security Officers Score Victory in National Battle for Economic Fairness

January 18, 2022

Underpaid Workers Win First-Ever Citywide Union Contract...And New Hope for a Better Life

2,500 Philadelphia Security Officers Score Victory in National Battle for Economic Fairness

10 Steps to Preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 4, 2020

10 Steps to Preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

10 Steps to Preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are sad to announce the sudden loss of one of our nation's most vital & energetic union leaders - 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa

July 12, 2019

We are sad to announce the sudden loss of one of our nation's most vital & energetic union leaders - 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa

This Black History Month, Meet Security Officer Anthony Peterson – An Army Veteran Fighting for Better Pay & Respect for ALL Security Officers

February 26, 2019

This Black History Month, Meet Security Officer Anthony Peterson – An Army Veteran Fighting for Better Pay & Respect for ALL Security Officers

This Veterans Day, Show Your Support by Taking One Second to Help Security Officers Who Served

November 10, 2018

This Veterans Day, Show Your Support by Taking One Second to Help Security Officers Who Served

Meet Officer Rhudy -- “The more we work together to improve our lives, the safer our communities will be. When we have respect, a voice on the job and fair pay, we can contribute to society and send our kids to decent schools.”.

October 26, 2018

Christopher Rhudy loves to help people.

Meet Veteran & Security Officer Peterson, fighting for better wages so officers don't have to work so much overtime -- “I give up time with my family & I barely see my 8-year-old. I miss spending time with her.”

October 18, 2018

Meet Veteran & Security Officer Peterson, fighting for better wages so officers don't have to work so much overtime --  “I give up time with my family & I barely see my 8-year-old. I miss spending time with her.”

Gear Review! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Handcuffs!

October 4, 2018

Gear Review! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Handcuffs!

Union Security Officers in Seattle just WON a new contract that raises the minimum wage of Union Security Officers to $17.27 by 2022

September 20, 2018

Union Security Officers in Seattle just WON a new contract that raises the minimum wage of Union Security Officers to $17.27 by 2022

Union Security Officer Encourages others to Stick Together – Respect, Equality, Better Pay & Job Security

September 18, 2018

Union Security Officer Encourages others to Stick Together – Respect, Equality, Better Pay & Job Security

More Than 100 Janitors, Security Officers & Supporters—Including Survivors of Assault--March 100 Miles in Support of Protection Against Sexual Violence at Work

September 18, 2018

More Than 100 Janitors, Security Officers & Supporters—Including Survivors of Assault--March 100 Miles in Support of Protection Against Sexual Violence at Work

Labor Day is All About Celebrating a Better Life for Working People – It’s a Good Day to Meet Morgan McCormick, A San Diego Security Officer Fighting for Her Future

August 31, 2018

Labor Day is All About Celebrating a Better Life for Working People – It’s a Good Day to Meet Morgan McCormick, A San Diego Security Officer Fighting for Her Future

Houston Janitors & Security Officers Urge City Hall to Hire Only Responsible Contractors

August 29, 2018

Houston Janitors & Security Officers Urge City Hall to Hire Only Responsible Contractors

Silicon Valley Security Officers Ratify First Contract in One of the Largest Private-Sector Organizing Efforts in California History

August 13, 2018

Silicon Valley Security Officers Ratify First Contract in One of the Largest Private-Sector Organizing Efforts in California History

San Diego Security Officers Who are Paid Minimum Wage and Fear Homelessness for Their Families Join Together in Fight for Good Union Jobs

June 28, 2018

San Diego Security Officers Who are Paid Minimum Wage and Fear Homelessness for Their Families Join Together in Fight for Good Union Jobs

San Diego Security Officers & Supporters Speak Out on Crisis within Security Industry

May 17, 2018

San Diego Security Officers & Supporters Speak Out on Crisis within Security Industry

SHOE GUIDE -- A Security Officers Best Friend!

May 8, 2018

SHOE GUIDE -- A Security Officers Best Friend!

“I have to live simply on what the security companies pay us. I have to plan very carefully to survive on my hourly wage.”

April 11, 2018

“I have to live simply on what the security companies pay us. I have to plan very carefully to survive on my hourly wage.”

"It's not just me, my co-workers are struggling too. So many of us work 2nd jobs, work overtime, and we have to move our families to Mexico---this is just so we can pay our bills, nothing extra," he says.

March 13, 2018

"It's not just me, my co-workers are struggling too. So many of us work 2nd jobs, work overtime, and we have to move our families to Mexico---this is just so we can pay our bills, nothing extra," he says.

Meet Officer Maria Pfende -- "Promotions are hard to come by for women in our industry. Sometimes they don't support us because of our gender. But we need to keep going. We need to change this."

March 8, 2018

Meet Officer Maria Pfende -- "Promotions are hard to come by for women in our industry. Sometimes they don't support us because of our gender. But we need to keep going. We need to change this."

For International Women's Day, Meet 15-year Officer Robin Morris - "Security is a male-dominated industry. Ladies, when you feel you are right, you got to speak up for yourself. You got to let people know we mean business."

March 7, 2018

For International Women's Day, Meet 15-year Officer Robin Morris - "Security is a male-dominated industry. Ladies, when you feel you are right, you got to speak up for yourself. You got to let people know we mean business."

Silicon Valley Heats Up as Security Officers & Supporters Highlight the Risk of Using Low-Road Contractors like First Security Services (FSS)

February 23, 2018

Silicon Valley Heats Up as Security Officers & Supporters Highlight the Risk of Using Low-Road Contractors like First Security Services (FSS)

"I just wish it wasn't this hard to survive" - Meet LeAndre Aubrey. Hear why he thinks First Security Services needs to do better & what Black History Month means to him

February 21, 2018

"I just wish it wasn't this hard to survive" - Meet LeAndre Aubrey. Hear why he thinks First Security Services needs to do better & what Black History Month means to him

Security Officers Rally at Apple Shareholder Meeting Over Tech Giant's Broken Promise to Drop Low-Road Contractor - Security Industry Specialists

February 15, 2018

Security Officers Rally at Apple Shareholder Meeting Over Tech Giant's Broken Promise to Drop Low-Road Contractor - Security Industry Specialists

I work two jobs, 16-hour days, and I still struggle. For Black History Month, I'm sharing my story so that we stay encouraged and hold security companies accountable

February 13, 2018

I work two jobs, 16-hour days, and I still struggle. For Black History Month, I'm sharing my story so that we stay encouraged and hold security companies accountable

I’ve been a security officer for 20 years and I’m struggling on what they pay. For Black History Month, I want to share my story and our fight to win improvements in San Diego

February 7, 2018

I’ve been a security officer for 20 years and I’m struggling on what they pay.  For Black History Month, I want to share my story and our fight to win improvements in San Diego

U.S Security Associates Sees Responsibility Status Plunge to Lowest Possible Level in Silicon Valley and Portland, OR Markets

December 21, 2017

U.S Security Associates Sees Responsibility Status Plunge to Lowest Possible Level in Silicon Valley and Portland, OR Markets

San Diego Security Officers Standing Up & Demanding Employers Follow the Law regarding the Sick Leave Ordinance

October 5, 2017

San Diego Security Officers Standing Up & Demanding Employers Follow the Law regarding the Sick Leave Ordinance

I’m a Security Officer and I was Disciplined for Accepting Help during Hurricane

October 3, 2017

I’m a Security Officer and I was Disciplined for Accepting Help during Hurricane

With grit and determination, Houston janitor Manuel Torres helped Hurricane Harvey victims. With grit and determination, he will win a union.

September 29, 2017

With grit and determination, Houston janitor Manuel Torres helped Hurricane Harvey victims. With grit and determination, he will win a union.

Texas State Senator Garcia Joined Houston Security Officers & Janitors in Release of Report on Allegations of Wage Theft by City Contractors

September 28, 2017

Texas State Senator Garcia Joined Houston Security Officers & Janitors in Release of Report on Allegations of Wage Theft by City Contractors

Houston security officer Lois Lockett lost nearly everything in Hurricane Harvey—except her desire to fight for a union

September 25, 2017

Houston security officer Lois Lockett lost nearly everything in Hurricane Harvey—except her desire to fight for a union

Hundreds of Silicon Valley Security Officers Rally at Steps of Low-Road Contractor First Security Services

September 22, 2017

Hundreds of Silicon Valley Security Officers Rally at Steps of Low-Road Contractor First Security Services

“I told myself to be the strongest woman in there.” How a Houston janitor became a hero of Hurricane Harvey

September 21, 2017

“I told myself to be the strongest woman in there.” How a Houston janitor became a hero of Hurricane Harvey

First Security Loses Largest Account at Premier Bay-Area Office Park

September 7, 2017

First Security Loses Largest Account at Premier Bay-Area Office Park

Safety Awareness Materials for Responders During Hurricanes

August 28, 2017

Safety Awareness Materials for Responders During Hurricanes

Tech Workers Join Fight to Demand Amazon End Silence & Provide Security Officers a Fair Path to Join Union

August 18, 2017

Tech Workers Join Fight to Demand Amazon End Silence & Provide Security Officers a Fair Path to Join Union

Seattle Security Officer Fights to Improve Working Conditions with Contractor U.S. Security Associates

August 4, 2017

Seattle Security Officer Fights to Improve  Working Conditions with Contractor U.S. Security Associates

U.S Security Associates Sees Contractor Responsibility Status Plunge to Lowest Possible Level in Seattle Market

July 20, 2017

U.S Security Associates Sees Contractor Responsibility Status Plunge to Lowest Possible Level in Seattle Market

Security Contractor Guard Management, Inc. (GMI) See’s Responsibility Rating Nose-Dive

July 18, 2017

Security Contractor Guard Management, Inc. (GMI) See’s Responsibility Rating Nose-Dive

It’s Heating Up as Security Officers Rally at First Security Sites throughout San Jose

June 30, 2017

It’s Heating Up as Security Officers Rally at First Security Sites throughout San Jose

San Diego Security Officer Speaking Up for Better Communication & Fairness at the Worksite

June 26, 2017

San Diego Security Officer Speaking Up for Better Communication & Fairness at the Worksite

Washington State Labor Community Sends Strong Message to Amazon Demanding They Hold Their Security Contractor Accountable

June 23, 2017

Washington State Labor Community Sends Strong Message to Amazon Demanding They Hold Their Security Contractor Accountable

June 20, 2017

San Diego Security Officer Fighting to Make Improvements in Training & Pay -- “Security isn’t your average job. It’s important. And everyone deserves to be safe.”

June 15, 2017

San Diego Security Officer Fighting to Make Improvements in Training & Pay -- “Security isn’t your average job. It’s important. And everyone deserves to be safe.”

This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Served, Support Those Still Serving

May 31, 2017

This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Served, Support Those Still Serving

Security work changed her life, and now this San Diego officer is changing the industry for the better

May 31, 2017

Security work changed her life, and now this San Diego officer is changing the industry for the better

This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Served, Support Those Still Serving

May 26, 2017

This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Served, Support Those Still Serving

It’s working! When we stand together, we win! (but it's not over...)

May 22, 2017

It’s working!  When we stand together, we win! (but it's not over...)

Seattle Council-member Kshama Sawant Calls on Office of Labor Standards to Investigate Amazon contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS)

May 5, 2017

Seattle Council-member Kshama Sawant Calls on Office of Labor Standards to Investigate Amazon contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS)

Thousands of May Day marchers head to Amazon headquarters as faith leaders demand tech giant hold security contractor SIS accountable

May 2, 2017

Thousands of May Day marchers head to Amazon headquarters as  faith leaders demand tech giant hold security contractor SIS accountable

Faith leaders join security officers in fight for fairness at Amazon headquarters in Seattle

April 26, 2017

Faith leaders join security officers in fight for fairness at Amazon headquarters in Seattle

Security officer who protected Amazon headquarters quits over disrespectful treatment by contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS)

April 17, 2017

Security officer who protected Amazon headquarters quits over disrespectful treatment by contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS)

Former SIS security officer who protected Amazon HQ speaks out on favoritism and lack of respect at work

April 12, 2017

Former SIS security officer who protected Amazon HQ speaks out on favoritism and lack of respect at work

More than a hundred security officers and supporters march through downtown Seattle to demand Amazon hold service contractor Security Industry Specialists accountable

April 6, 2017

More than a hundred security officers and supporters march through downtown Seattle to demand Amazon hold service contractor Security Industry Specialists accountable

Detroit security officers rally for respect and better wages

March 31, 2017

Detroit security officers rally for respect and better wages

Union security officer previously employed by Security Industry Specialists encourages officers to join with Union – better pay, benefits and respect at work

March 28, 2017

Union security officer previously employed by Security Industry Specialists encourages officers to join with Union – better pay, benefits and respect at work

Portland security officers ratify new union contract to improve wages and secure healthcare coverage for hundreds of officers

March 20, 2017

Portland security officers ratify new union contract to improve wages and secure healthcare coverage for hundreds of officers

Union cleaner at Amazon headquarters urges tech giant to hold security contractors accountable for unfair working conditions

March 17, 2017

Union cleaner at Amazon headquarters urges tech giant to hold security contractors accountable for unfair working conditions

Union Janitor who cleans Amazon headquarters inspires service workers to fight for their rights

March 16, 2017

Union Janitor who cleans Amazon headquarters inspires service workers to fight for their rights

Security officers demand Amazon hold their contractors accountable

March 15, 2017

Security officers demand Amazon hold their contractors accountable

Officer who protects Seattle tech giant calls on Security Company to treat workers with respect and to create a fair process to form a union

March 13, 2017

Officer who protects Seattle tech giant calls on Security Company to treat workers with respect and to create a fair process to form a union

Army Veteran who protects Amazon HQ calls for union and yearly cost-of-living increases

March 10, 2017

Army Veteran who protects Amazon HQ calls for union and yearly cost-of-living increases

Security officer who guarded Tech Company in Seattle wants all Amazon workers to have access to union advantage – job protections, good training and company-paid classes

March 7, 2017

Security officer who guarded Tech Company in Seattle wants all Amazon workers to have access to union advantage – job protections, good training and company-paid classes

Muslim security workers, interfaith groups, tech workers and supporters hold massive ‘Pray-In’ at Amazon HQ in Seattle -- Watch video footage of powerful event

March 2, 2017

Muslim security workers, interfaith groups, tech workers and supporters hold massive ‘Pray-In’ at Amazon HQ in Seattle -- Watch video footage of powerful event

Massive PRAY-IN at AMAZON HQ in Seattle calling on tech giant, and the companies with which they contract, to create a fair prayer policy and apply it equally to all employees

February 17, 2017

Massive PRAY-IN at AMAZON HQ in Seattle calling on tech giant, and the companies with which they contract, to create a fair prayer policy and apply it equally to all employees

More than 3,000 Silicon Valley security officers who protect tech giants like Facebook win union, set sights on better pay

February 1, 2017

More than 3,000 Silicon Valley security officers who protect tech giants like Facebook win union, set sights on better pay

Security officers who protect world-renowned Amazon HQ in Seattle demand to know date of next pay raise

January 30, 2017

Security officers who protect world-renowned Amazon HQ in Seattle demand to know date of next pay raise

Security Industry Specialists (SIS) loses contract at Facebook, layoffs looming in multiple cities

January 24, 2017

Security Industry Specialists (SIS) loses contract at Facebook, layoffs looming in multiple cities

Portland security officer fighting to make sure all officers make $15 an hour, have more affordable health insurance and improvements in equipment for safety

December 14, 2016

Portland security officer fighting to make sure all officers make $15 an hour, have more affordable health insurance and improvements in equipment for safety

Tough times for Muslim security offices in Seattle—one man’s story on fighting prejudice

December 12, 2016

Tough times for Muslim security offices in Seattle—one man’s story on fighting prejudice

Union security officers in Minneapolis win excellent paid-training and high-quality equipment

December 9, 2016

Union security officers in Minneapolis win excellent paid-training and high-quality equipment

Seattle security officer helping to build union because all officers deserve to be paid enough to live, to eat and to raise families

November 28, 2016

Seattle security officer helping to build union because all officers deserve to be paid enough to live, to eat and to raise families

Seattle officer speaks up about shorted paychecks, wage theft and rights for security officers in the industry

November 21, 2016

Seattle officer speaks up about shorted paychecks, wage theft and rights for security officers in the industry

Veteran fights for better pay for Silicon Valley security officers so that no one is forgotten

November 11, 2016

Veteran fights for better pay for Silicon Valley security officers so that no one is forgotten

"I make $15 an hour. I have a set schedule, medical coverage and job security. Our union changed my life."

October 11, 2016

"I make $15 an hour. I have a set schedule, medical coverage and job security. Our union changed my life."

Former college football star struggling to get by on Security Officer Pay

September 22, 2016

Former college football star struggling to get by on Security Officer Pay

Fatima wins! Security Company to pay out wage theft case

September 9, 2016

Fatima wins!   Security Company to pay out wage theft case

"It isn’t right that companies can receive billions of dollars from the government, violate their employees’ workplace rights, and continue to win big federal contracts"

August 30, 2016

"It isn’t right that companies can receive billions of dollars from the government, violate their employees’ workplace rights, and continue to win big federal contracts"

30-year military vet speaks up so no security officers go homeless

August 29, 2016

30-year military vet speaks up so no security officers go homeless

Can security officers bring stability to San Diego?

August 18, 2016

Can security officers bring stability to San Diego?

Troubled Akal Security loses Federal Courts contracts after federal fraud settlements

August 17, 2016

Troubled Akal Security loses Federal Courts contracts after federal fraud settlements

Security officers across US show support for hundreds of Paraguayan officers fired during lawful strike for better pay

August 15, 2016

Security officers across US show support for hundreds of Paraguayan officers fired during lawful strike for better pay

A lifetime of progress

August 4, 2016

A lifetime of progress

When the TSA screening contract at SFO went out to bid, 1,000 good jobs were on the line and the safety of our airport and community was at stake.

August 1, 2016

When the TSA screening contract at SFO went out to bid, 1,000 good jobs were on the line and the safety of our airport and community was at stake.

Now this veteran fights for her family, her fellow security officers, and all Californians

July 20, 2016

Now this veteran fights for her family, her fellow security officers, and all Californians

Winning the battle against cancer and for affordable healthcare

July 15, 2016

Winning the battle against cancer and for affordable healthcare

First Alarm Security sees responsibility rating plummet

June 29, 2016

First Alarm Security sees responsibility rating plummet

Why should someone who provides first-rate security face economic insecurity?

June 24, 2016

Why should someone who provides first-rate security face economic insecurity?

Why should someone who provides first-rate security face economic insecurity?

June 24, 2016

Why should someone who provides first-rate security face economic insecurity?

“I feel like I should be able to offer my son more.”

June 20, 2016

“I feel like I should be able to offer my son more.”

Statement from SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on Orlando shooting

June 14, 2016

Statement from SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on Orlando shooting

“I just stepped out on faith because I was tired.”

June 13, 2016

“I just stepped out on faith because I was tired.”

Chicago and New York security officers win $15—and more—through their unions

June 7, 2016

Chicago and New York security officers win $15—and more—through their unions

Seattle security officers urge Amazon to improve human rights practices—at home and abroad

June 3, 2016

Seattle security officers urge Amazon to improve human rights practices—at home and abroad

Navy vet: “I would LOVE my job if we were paid fairly.”

May 18, 2016

Navy vet: “I would LOVE my job if we were paid fairly.”

Securing Safety for San Diegans

April 27, 2016

Securing Safety for San Diegans

D.C. security officers spearheading wave of improvements in the District

April 25, 2016

D.C. security officers spearheading wave of improvements in the District

Chicago security officers ready to stem increase in violence

April 14, 2016

Chicago security officers ready to stem increase in violence

Speaking up to stop wage theft in the security industry

April 13, 2016

Speaking up to stop wage theft in the security industry

Security officers rally for safer East Coast cities

April 8, 2016

Security officers rally for safer East Coast cities

Disrupting the economy of insecurity

April 7, 2016

Disrupting the economy of insecurity

Akal Security subsidiary pays $1.65 million to settle claims it covered up fraudulent bills paid by U.S. taxpayers

April 7, 2016

Akal Security subsidiary pays $1.65 million to settle claims it covered up fraudulent bills paid by U.S. taxpayers

Security officers strike for workforce investment and worker inclusion in emergency preparedness

April 5, 2016

Security officers strike for workforce investment and worker inclusion in emergency preparedness

Jian Osawa wants to make San Diego safer by organizing his union

March 31, 2016

Jian Osawa wants to make San Diego safer by organizing his union

Security officers and janitors rising up together across California

March 25, 2016

Security officers and janitors rising up together across California

Security officer standing up for a stronger San Diego

March 14, 2016

Security officer standing up for a stronger San Diego

Minnesota security officers are the latest winners in the Fight for $15

February 22, 2016

Minnesota security officers are the latest winners in the Fight for $15

Security officers tackle NFL over Super Bowl’s potential impact on San Francisco

February 2, 2016

Security officers tackle NFL over Super Bowl’s potential impact on San Francisco

Security officers front and center in Amazon development discussion

January 19, 2016

Security officers front and center in Amazon development discussion

Security officers and janitors march through Minneapolis skyways to lift communities of color

December 24, 2015

Security officers and janitors march through Minneapolis skyways to lift communities of color

Victory for Colombian security officers

November 17, 2015

Victory for Colombian security officers

Marine veteran and security officer Robert Edwards protects his country, client and family

November 11, 2015

Marine veteran and security officer Robert Edwards protects his country, client and family

“If I can help elevate somebody else, that helps my community as a whole. Everyone deserves a living wage.” --Veteran Security Officer Jeremy Birchwood on the Fight for $15

November 10, 2015

“If I can help elevate somebody else, that helps my community as a whole. Everyone deserves a living wage.” --Veteran Security Officer Jeremy Birchwood on the Fight for $15

Air Force veteran, union leader Jimmy Moore

November 9, 2015

Air Force veteran, union leader Jimmy Moore

Veteran says winning paid time off means valuable time with his family

November 8, 2015

Veteran says winning paid time off means valuable time with his family

Army veteran Troy Williams fights for a better way of life on the home front

November 7, 2015

Army veteran Troy Williams fights for a better way of life on the home front

Army veteran and union leader Terry Wade organizes across cultures

November 7, 2015

Army veteran and union leader Terry Wade organizes across cultures

Army veteran Mike Montalbano: “All workers need a decent wage to take care of their families.”

November 5, 2015

Army veteran Mike Montalbano: “All workers need a decent wage to take care of their families.”

Pittsburgh security officers ensure quality training, healthcare and sustainable wages for their communities

October 9, 2015

Pittsburgh security officers ensure quality training, healthcare and sustainable wages for their communities

Security officers to ASIS International: Let’s work together to raise industry standards

October 6, 2015

Security officers to ASIS International: Let’s work together to raise industry standards

Amazon should reinvent its culture—and its role in Seattle

September 10, 2015

Amazon should reinvent its culture—and its role in Seattle

Is Universal Protection Service a Responsible Contractor for California?

September 1, 2015

Is Universal Protection Service a Responsible Contractor for California?

“Back to scraping by” for security officers at Pitt

August 28, 2015

“Back to scraping by” for security officers at Pitt

We Mourn the Loss of New York Security Officer Idrissa Camara

August 24, 2015

We Mourn the Loss of New York Security Officer Idrissa Camara

Security officers building opportunity in Indianapolis

August 24, 2015

Security officers building opportunity in Indianapolis

Risky Business: Universal Protection Service Acquiring Guardsmark

July 16, 2015

Risky Business: Universal Protection Service Acquiring Guardsmark

Married Couple Works to Raise Standards in Security Industry

July 13, 2015

Married Couple Works to Raise Standards in Security Industry

Wendel to buy AlliedBarton Security Services

July 8, 2015

Wendel to buy AlliedBarton Security Services

Former UPS Security Officer José Milan: “If you work, you should get paid.”

July 8, 2015

Former UPS Security Officer José Milan: “If you work, you should get paid.”

Four Security Contractors, One Struggle: Working for a Real Solution in Silicon Valley

June 25, 2015

Four Security Contractors, One Struggle: Working for a Real Solution in Silicon Valley

Inter-Con Security Officers Win the “Impossible”

June 24, 2015

Inter-Con Security Officers Win the “Impossible”

How to Scrape by as a Security Officer in Silicon Valley

June 23, 2015

How to Scrape by as a Security Officer in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Security Officer Testifies to Largest Pension Fund in the U.S.

June 18, 2015

Silicon Valley Security Officer Testifies to Largest Pension Fund in the U.S.

NY Security Officer Winslow Pakeman: "Because of the stability my union brings to my job, I was comfortable to move to a better neighborhood, into a house with a back yard."

June 16, 2015

NY Security Officer Winslow Pakeman: "Because of the stability my union brings to my job, I was comfortable to move to a better neighborhood, into a house with a back yard."

Amazon Shareholder Meeting: Diverse Coalition Calls on Amazon to Develop Responsibly, Hire Responsible Security Contractor

June 10, 2015

Amazon Shareholder Meeting: Diverse Coalition Calls on Amazon to Develop Responsibly, Hire Responsible Security Contractor

Ross Schmidt: “When we signed our first union contract for the Minneapolis suburbs in 2013, I got my first raise in 13 years. But that wasn’t the most important thing.”

June 9, 2015

Ross Schmidt: “When we signed our first union contract for the Minneapolis suburbs in 2013, I got my first raise in 13 years. But that wasn’t the most important thing.”

Union Security Officer Previews the View from One WTC Observatory

June 5, 2015

Union Security Officer Previews the View from One WTC Observatory

Seattle City Councilmembers Ask Amazon to Choose a Responsible Security Contractor

June 4, 2015

Seattle City Councilmembers Ask Amazon to Choose a Responsible Security Contractor

School Security Officers Rally for Respect in Trenton

June 3, 2015

School Security Officers Rally for Respect in Trenton

New York Security Officer Melissa Colón: "I'm grateful for my union. I'm paid more than $20 an hour, and have health insurance for myself and my daughter."

June 2, 2015

New York Security Officer Melissa Colón: "I'm grateful for my union. I'm paid more than $20 an hour, and have health insurance for myself and my daughter."

Diva Moyet: “Because of the raises I’ve gotten in my union contract, I can pay my bills and buy food on one salary. I don’t work a second job anymore.”

May 28, 2015

Diva Moyet: “Because of the raises I’ve gotten in my union contract, I can pay my bills and buy food on one salary. I don’t work a second job anymore.”

Fool me Once…Fool me Twice…Amazon Security Contractor Settles Allegations it “Strongly” Denied

May 27, 2015

Fool me Once…Fool me Twice…Amazon Security Contractor Settles Allegations it “Strongly” Denied

NJ Security Officers Rally for Respect from U.S. Security Associates

May 26, 2015

NJ Security Officers Rally for Respect from U.S. Security Associates

Watchdogging the Boss: Wage Theft at Universal Protection Service?

May 21, 2015

Watchdogging the Boss: Wage Theft at Universal Protection Service?

Pittsburgh Security Officers Win New Training Standards Law

May 20, 2015

Pittsburgh Security Officers Win New Training Standards Law

Illinois Security Officer Charles Ware on the Union Difference

May 19, 2015

Illinois Security Officer Charles Ware on the Union Difference

Alante Security Officers Win Improvements on the Job

May 18, 2015

Alante Security Officers Win Improvements on the Job

Service Workers Led the Way to $15 and Benefits at Facebook

May 15, 2015

Service Workers Led the Way to $15 and Benefits at Facebook

The Real Face of Silicon Valley

May 6, 2015

The Real Face of Silicon Valley

NYC Security Officer Mercedes: Fight for $15 About Much More than Fast Food

April 13, 2015

NYC Security Officer Mercedes: Fight for $15 About Much More than Fast Food

Clueless in Seattle: Amazon contractor says it is “unaware” of any security officers it may have wronged

April 10, 2015

Clueless in Seattle: Amazon contractor says it is “unaware” of any security officers it may have wronged

New Jersey Security Officer Speaks Out About “Clopening” Shifts

March 25, 2015

New Jersey Security Officer Speaks Out About “Clopening” Shifts

Citrix: Don’t Put our Dreams on Hold!

March 18, 2015

Citrix: Don’t Put our Dreams on Hold!

Silicon Valley Security Officers Win Big with Apple

March 9, 2015

Silicon Valley Security Officers Win Big with Apple

Trending: Service Workers Rising Up in Silicon Valley

March 2, 2015

Trending: Service Workers Rising Up in Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh Security Officers 'Flocking' to Form Union, Improve Emergency Training

February 26, 2015

Pittsburgh Security Officers 'Flocking' to Form Union, Improve Emergency Training

Seattle Security Officers Part of National Debate on Paid Sick Leave

February 6, 2015

Seattle Security Officers  Part of National Debate on Paid Sick Leave

Silicon Valley Service Workers 'Storm' Apple for Good Jobs

December 12, 2014

Silicon Valley Service Workers 'Storm' Apple for Good Jobs

Jesse Jackson Says Amazon Lacks Opportunity for Security Officers and Workers of Color

December 12, 2014

Jesse Jackson Says Amazon Lacks Opportunity for Security Officers and Workers of Color

Veterans deserve a living, not just a job.

November 11, 2014

Veterans deserve a living, not just a job.

Standing Together to Secure Better Jobs for Veterans

November 11, 2014

Standing Together to Secure Better Jobs for Veterans

A Security Firm Lacks Respect for Those Who Put Themselves in Harm's Way

November 11, 2014

A Security Firm Lacks Respect for Those Who Put Themselves in Harm's Way

Seattle Community Working to Make $15 a Reality

October 24, 2014

Seattle Community Working to Make $15 a Reality

Silicon Valley Shake-up: Google Drops SIS

October 16, 2014

Silicon Valley Shake-up: Google Drops SIS

Protestors at Apple Stores Expose "Invisible Workforce" Behind iPhone 6

September 19, 2014

Protestors at Apple Stores Expose "Invisible Workforce" Behind iPhone 6

Silicon Valley's REAL diversity problem

September 5, 2014

Silicon Valley's REAL diversity problem

In Support of Silicon Valley Security Officers, Workers, Community Leaders Arrested at Apple Flagship Store

September 4, 2014

In Support of Silicon Valley Security Officers, Workers, Community Leaders Arrested at Apple Flagship Store

Suspended

August 14, 2014

Suspended

We All Pick up Apple Products. Time for Apple to Pick up its Community.

July 31, 2014

We All Pick up Apple Products. Time for Apple to Pick up its Community.

Jeff Bezos, protect the SIS security officers who protect Amazon

July 26, 2014

Jeff Bezos, protect the SIS security officers who protect Amazon

Something we can all agree on!

July 25, 2014

Something we can all agree on!

"Sick Daughter" Shouldn't Be the Reason Anyone Loses a Job

July 21, 2014

"Sick Daughter" Shouldn't Be the Reason Anyone Loses a Job

Darth Vader to Google: "Don't Be Evil. Be a Force for Good."

July 11, 2014

Darth Vader to Google: "Don't Be Evil. Be a Force for Good."

Unlikely Pen Pals: The Seattle Human Rights Commission and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

June 26, 2014

Unlikely Pen Pals: The Seattle Human Rights Commission and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

What's Missing from Apple?

May 29, 2014

What's Missing from Apple?

Amazon Security Officers Call on Tech Giant to Deliver on Promises

May 29, 2014

Amazon Security Officers Call on Tech Giant to Deliver on Promises

New Jersey Security Officers are the Newest Champions in the Battle for Good Jobs

May 14, 2014

New Jersey Security Officers are the Newest Champions in the Battle for Good Jobs

Baltimore Security Officers Stand with President Obama - Literally!

May 14, 2014

Baltimore Security Officers Stand with President Obama - Literally!

Silicon Valley Income Inequality--A Serious Question that Requires Serious Answers from Tech Companies

March 31, 2014

Silicon Valley Income Inequality--A Serious Question that Requires Serious Answers from Tech Companies

What's the Matter with Silicon Valley?

March 7, 2014

What's the Matter with Silicon Valley?

Guess Who Showed Up on the Red Carpet at the Oscars?

March 6, 2014

Guess Who Showed Up on the Red Carpet at the Oscars?

Seattle's Daivon Young Goes to Hollywood in Search--not of Fame--But of a Union for Security Officers at Amazon

February 28, 2014

Seattle's Daivon Young Goes to Hollywood in Search--not of Fame--But of a Union for Security Officers at Amazon

Vets Weigh In on Economic Inequality in U.S.

November 18, 2013

Vets Weigh In on Economic Inequality in U.S.

UNDERPAID HEROES: What What Kind of Jobs are Veterans Coming Home To?

November 7, 2013

UNDERPAID HEROES: What What Kind of Jobs are Veterans Coming Home To?

What Kind of Jobs Are Today's Veterans Coming Home To?

November 6, 2013

What Kind of Jobs Are Today's Veterans Coming Home To?

Mission Accomplished: Security Officer Veterans Say Goodbye to ASIS 2013

September 27, 2013

Mission Accomplished: Security Officer Veterans Say Goodbye to ASIS 2013

U.S. Marine Warren Reed at ASIS 2013 in Chicago: "A good job is the very least we can do for veterans in the security industry."

September 26, 2013

U.S. Marine Warren Reed at ASIS 2013 in Chicago: "A good job is the very least we can do for veterans in the security industry."

Philadelphia Security Officer Kevin Upshaw at ASIS 2013 in Chicago: "There should be good jobs for vets because of what they've gone through for our country."

September 25, 2013

Philadelphia Security Officer Kevin Upshaw at ASIS 2013 in Chicago: "There should be good jobs for vets because of what they've gone through for our country."

Security Officers Seeking to Reduce Income Inequality Praise Tech Company's Decision to Choose Socially Responsible Contractor

September 12, 2013

Security Officers Seeking to Reduce Income Inequality Praise Tech Company's Decision to Choose Socially Responsible Contractor

Universal Protection Service Dumped From Contract Worth Up To $15 Million

August 16, 2013

Universal Protection Service Dumped From Contract Worth Up To $15 Million

5,000 Bay Area Security Officers Win Major Job Improvements, Raise Industry Standards

June 7, 2013

5,000 Bay Area Security Officers Win Major Job Improvements, Raise Industry Standards

Nine Arrested in Support of 7,000 Bay Area and LA Security Officers Seeking Strong Middle Class

June 6, 2013

Nine Arrested in Support of 7,000 Bay Area and LA Security Officers Seeking Strong Middle Class

Protest Planned for Google Shareholder Meeting June 6

June 4, 2013

Protest Planned for Google Shareholder Meeting June 6

Seven Arrested in Bay Area Security Officers' Protest over Income Inequality

May 17, 2013

Seven Arrested in Bay Area Security Officers' Protest over Income Inequality

Silicon Valley community speaks out against poverty in the midst of plenty

April 19, 2013

Silicon Valley community speaks out against poverty in the midst of plenty

Officers make headlines with call to say no to bad apples

March 18, 2013

Officers make headlines with call to say no to bad apples

Twin Cities Security Officers Reach Tentative Agreement to Strengthen Middle Class

March 1, 2013

Twin Cities Security Officers Reach Tentative Agreement to Strengthen Middle Class

Security Industry Specialists: Another Bad Apple Contractor, But Right Here at Home

February 21, 2013

Security Industry Specialists: Another Bad Apple Contractor, But Right Here at Home

Minnesota Security Officer Paul Keith: "My Wife Would Be a Great Mom--If We Could Afford It"

February 8, 2013

Minnesota Security Officer Paul Keith:  "My Wife Would Be a Great Mom--If We Could Afford It"

Minnesota Security Officer and Army Veteran Robert Bertrand: "We're Fighting for a Way of Life"

February 7, 2013

Minnesota Security Officer and Army Veteran Robert Bertrand:  "We're Fighting for a Way of Life"

Minnesota arts collective teams up with security officers, janitors

February 6, 2013

Minnesota arts collective teams up with security officers, janitors

Airport Security Guards Court Denver City Council

February 4, 2013

Airport Security Guards Court Denver City Council

Denver Airport Security Guards Reach Agreement with HSS Inc.

February 1, 2013

Denver Airport Security Guards Reach Agreement with HSS Inc.

In Pursuit of a Safer, More Prosperous City, Portland Security Officers Show Us What Courage Looks Like

January 23, 2013

In Pursuit of a Safer, More Prosperous City, Portland Security Officers Show Us What Courage Looks Like

Tell Securatex - reinstate "Coach" Tony Young

January 18, 2013

Tell Securatex - reinstate "Coach" Tony Young

Denver Airport Security Officers Keep You Safe Every Day--Now They're Trying to Keep You Healthy Too

January 14, 2013

Denver Airport Security Officers Keep You Safe Every Day--Now They're Trying to Keep You Healthy Too

Paid Sick Days for Airport First Responders

January 3, 2013

Paid Sick Days for Airport First Responders

Minneapolis Security Officer Fred Anthony: Everybody Has a Role to Play to Make Things Better

December 21, 2012

Minneapolis Security Officer Fred Anthony: Everybody Has a Role to Play to Make Things Better

Want to Do Your Job at Securatex? Go Buy Your Own Handcuffs

December 7, 2012

Want to Do Your Job at Securatex? Go Buy Your Own Handcuffs

On Veterans' Day, Portland's Mayor-Elect Joins Vets to Call for Good Security Jobs

November 27, 2012

On Veterans' Day, Portland's Mayor-Elect Joins Vets to Call for Good Security Jobs

Oracle Open World meets real heroes

October 17, 2012

Oracle Open World meets real heroes

Warm Welcome for Stand for Security as ASIS International Gets Underway in Philly

September 11, 2012

Warm Welcome for Stand for Security as ASIS International Gets Underway in Philly

Officers and Supporters to Stand for the Future of Security at ASIS

September 7, 2012

Officers and Supporters to Stand for the Future of Security at ASIS

Philadelphia Security Officers Urge PECO Energy to Practice Its Values

July 23, 2012

Philadelphia Security Officers Urge PECO Energy to Practice Its Values

Indianapolis Reporter Forced by Police to Leave Security Officer Protest at Wishard Memorial Hospital

July 23, 2012

Indianapolis Reporter Forced by Police to Leave Security Officer Protest  at Wishard Memorial Hospital

Bay Area Security Officers Send Message to 1%

July 23, 2012

Bay Area Security Officers Send Message to 1%

Tell Sony to Stop Abuse

July 20, 2012

Tell Sony to Stop Abuse

Cincinnati Security Officers: WE ARE THE 99%

July 16, 2012

Cincinnati Security Officers: WE ARE THE 99%

Los Angeles Security Officers Take a Stand--Find Hope

July 13, 2012

Los Angeles Security Officers Take a Stand--Find Hope

Massachusetts Security Officers: Commonwealth is for the Common Good-- Not Just U.S. Security Associates

July 12, 2012

Massachusetts Security Officers: Commonwealth is for the Common Good-- Not Just U.S. Security Associates

Silicon Valley Security Officers: Workers at U.S. Security Associates Should Be Free to Form a Union

July 11, 2012

Silicon Valley Security Officers: Workers at U.S. Security Associates Should Be Free to Form a Union

Security Officers To Take To Streets

June 29, 2012

Security Officers To Take To Streets

U.S. Security Associates' Failures to Meet State Licensing Standards--What Does It Mean for Clients and the Public?

June 20, 2012

U.S. Security Associates' Failures to Meet State Licensing Standards--What Does It Mean for Clients and the Public?

D.C. Public School Security Officers: U.S. Security Associates On the Wrong Side of the Law

June 11, 2012

D.C. Public School Security Officers: U.S. Security Associates  On the Wrong Side of the Law

Security officers at Sony Building authorize strike against contractor for unfair labor practices

May 4, 2012

Security officers at Sony Building authorize strike against contractor for unfair labor practices

Connecticut Security Officers Vote to Authorize Strike

April 5, 2012

Connecticut Security Officers Vote to Authorize Strike

In Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Officers Stand Up for Equality and Freedom at U.S. Security Associates

April 4, 2012

In Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Officers Stand Up for Equality and Freedom at U.S. Security Associates

Philadelphia Security Officers Unite for Better Jobs, Stronger Communities

April 2, 2012

Philadelphia Security Officers Unite for Better Jobs, Stronger Communities

Security Officers Call on U.S. Security Associates to Improve Jobs and Raise Company Standards in New York City

March 30, 2012

Security Officers Call on U.S. Security Associates to Improve Jobs and Raise Company Standards in New York City

Respect Our Vets

March 17, 2012

Respect Our Vets

Security Officers Hold Prayer Vigil For Good Jobs In Indianapolis

March 16, 2012

Security Officers Hold Prayer Vigil For Good Jobs In Indianapolis

Washington, D.C., Plans to Terminate $41 Million Contract with U.S. Security Associates

March 11, 2012

Washington, D.C., Plans to Terminate $41 Million Contract with U.S. Security Associates

Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates: Issue 7

February 24, 2012

Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates: Issue 7

Working People vs. Credit Card Fees: Security Officers Protest Unfair Pay System at U.S. Security Associates

February 23, 2012

Working People vs. Credit Card Fees: Security Officers Protest Unfair Pay System at U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates Awarded for... Training?

February 17, 2012

U.S. Security Associates Awarded for... Training?

After Memo Reveals Huge Security Gaps at U.S. Security Associates, DC City Council Solicits New Security Contractor

February 9, 2012

After Memo Reveals Huge Security Gaps at U.S. Security Associates, DC City Council Solicits New Security Contractor

Challenges Plague U.S. Security Associates at Philadelphia Nursing Home

January 12, 2012

Challenges Plague U.S. Security Associates at Philadelphia Nursing Home

Security Officer Lisa Garner Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment at U.S. Security Associates

December 21, 2011

Security Officer Lisa Garner Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment at U.S. Security Associates

Special Alert: DC Memo Points to Huge Security Gaps, Poor Training Standards at U.S. Security Associates

December 20, 2011

Special Alert: DC Memo Points to Huge Security Gaps, Poor Training Standards at U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates Under Media Scrutiny After Undermining Public Safety in Washington, DC

December 19, 2011

U.S. Security Associates Under Media Scrutiny After Undermining Public Safety in Washington, DC

Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates: Issue 5

November 24, 2011

Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates: Issue 5

U.S. Security Associates Fires Marine After He Voices Support for His Union

November 11, 2011

U.S. Security Associates Fires Marine After He Voices Support for His Union

Educating the Public on U.S. Security Associates' Dangerous Record

November 3, 2011

Educating the Public on U.S. Security Associates' Dangerous Record

Stand For Security Educates Facilities Managers About U.S. Security Associates at IFMA World Workplace Conference

October 28, 2011

Stand For Security Educates  Facilities Managers About U.S. Security Associates at IFMA World Workplace Conference

One Year After Landmark Sexual Harassment Suit, Still No Remedy For Sexual Harassment at USSA

October 26, 2011

One Year After Landmark Sexual Harassment Suit, Still No Remedy For Sexual Harassment at USSA

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 4

October 24, 2011

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 4

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 3

October 24, 2011

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 3

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Attends 9/11 Commemoration Honoring Bravery and Leadership of SEIU Security Officers

October 18, 2011

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Attends 9/11 Commemoration Honoring Bravery and Leadership of SEIU Security Officers

One Security Officer for an Entire University and Two High Schools: Colorado Heights University is Putting Denver at Risk

October 13, 2011

One Security Officer for an Entire University and Two High Schools: Colorado Heights University is Putting Denver at Risk

Client Newsletters: Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates

October 11, 2011

Client Newsletters: Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates

Security Officers at Harvard University Win Big For Their Families and Their Communities

September 29, 2011

Security Officers at Harvard University Win Big For Their Families and Their Communities

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 2

September 24, 2011

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 2

At Security Industry Conference, Stand for Security Confronts U.S. Security Associates Over Sexual Harassment and More

September 22, 2011

At Security Industry Conference, Stand for Security Confronts U.S. Security Associates Over Sexual Harassment and More

U.S. Security Associates' Second "Perfect Storm" of Sexual Harassment: Lisa Garner's Story

September 21, 2011

U.S. Security Associates' Second "Perfect Storm" of Sexual Harassment:  Lisa Garner's Story

National Women's Law Center, National Partnership for Women and Families, and SEIU Call on Nation's Fourth-Largest Security Firm to Remedy Sexual Harassment

September 20, 2011

National Women's Law Center, National Partnership for Women and Families, and SEIU Call on Nation's Fourth-Largest Security Firm to Remedy Sexual Harassment

U.S. Security Associates Subcontractor Work Rebid After Port of Houston Discovers Family Connection

August 30, 2011

U.S. Security Associates Subcontractor Work Rebid After Port of Houston Discovers Family Connection

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 1

August 24, 2011

Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 1

Miami Security Officers Defend City's Living Wage Ordinance, Strike Against Kent Security

August 19, 2011

Security officers in Miami say they've been underpaid for two years by Kent Security, and they've had enough

Philadelphia Officers, Elected Officials Raise More Concerns about Sexual Harassment at U.S. Security Associates Inc.

August 17, 2011

Philadelphia Officers, Elected Officials Raise More Concerns about Sexual Harassment at U.S. Security Associates Inc.

Miami Officials Investigating Whether Kent Security Broke Living Wage Law

August 17, 2011

Miami Officials Investigating Whether Kent Security Broke Living Wage Law

Even After Paying $4 Million, USSA Still Showing "Cavalier Attitude" Toward Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

August 10, 2011

Even After Paying $4 Million, USSA Still Showing "Cavalier Attitude" Toward Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Nationwide Action Calls Attention to U.S. Security Associates' Record of Sexual Harassment

August 2, 2011

Nationwide Action Calls Attention to U.S. Security Associates' Record of Sexual Harassment

How Low Can U.S. Security Associates Go?

July 28, 2011

How Low Can U.S. Security Associates Go?

DC Mayor Withdraws Support for Security Firm

July 27, 2011

DC Mayor Withdraws Support for Security Firm

Miami Security Officers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Unfair Wages

July 26, 2011

Miami Security Officers Vote to Authorize Strike Over Unfair Wages

USSA Failure is Not an Option for Washingtonians

June 9, 2011

USSA Failure is Not an Option for Washingtonians

Should USSA/Watkins Be Protecting D.C. Schoolchildren?

June 1, 2011

Should USSA/Watkins Be Protecting D.C. Schoolchildren?

Miami Security Officers to Kent Security: Stop Cheating Workers and Taxpayers

May 9, 2011

Miami Security Officers to Kent Security: Stop Cheating Workers and Taxpayers

Pittsburgh Security Officers Seek Higher Training Standards

April 19, 2011

Pittsburgh Security Officers Seek Higher Training Standards

Denver Security Officer Speaks Out For Better Jobs at Citywide Rally

April 7, 2011

Denver Security Officer Speaks Out For Better Jobs at Citywide Rally

How the Freedom to Form Unions is Transforming the Security Industry, Strengthening the Middle Class and Creating Good Jobs

March 29, 2011

How the Freedom to Form Unions is Transforming the Security Industry, Strengthening the Middle Class and Creating Good Jobs

Exposed to blood-borne pathogens! Investigate Universal Protection Service

March 17, 2011

Exposed to blood-borne pathogens! Investigate Universal Protection Service

Stephen Murray: "We need to educate people and let them know they have a voice."

February 23, 2011

Stephen Murray: "We need to educate people and let them know they have a voice."

Joshua Rojas: "It's a day-by-day existence and forming a union can change that."

February 22, 2011

Joshua Rojas: "It's a day-by-day existence and forming a union can change that."

Sharon Robertson: "We need to care for one another."

February 17, 2011

Sharon Robertson: "We need to care for one another."

Janet Brown: "I'm organizing with my co-workers to bring respect and accountability to my job."

February 14, 2011

Janet Brown: "I'm organizing with my co-workers to bring respect and accountability to my job."

Mike Delgado: "They need to respect us, and they won't unless we stand together."

February 11, 2011

Mike Delgado: "They need to respect us, and they won't unless we stand together."

Kobra Oden: "We work hard keeping Philadelphia safe..."

February 9, 2011

Kobra Oden: "We work hard keeping Philadelphia safe..."

Pittsburgh City Council Calls for Commission to Address Lack of Good Jobs and Inadequate Training in the City's Security Industry

February 2, 2011

Pittsburgh City Council Calls for Commission to Address Lack of Good  Jobs and Inadequate Training in the City's Security Industry

Philadelphia Community Leaders Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Stand Up For Economic Justice in the Security Industry

January 28, 2011

Philadelphia Community Leaders Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Stand Up For Economic Justice in the Security Industry

Community Rallies for Better Jobs and Public Safety in Jersey City

January 18, 2011

Community Rallies for Better Jobs and Public Safety in Jersey City

When Basic Training Isn't Enough

January 11, 2011

When Basic Training Isn't Enough

Indianapolis Leaders Introduce "Safe And Secure" Bill to Improve Training for Security Officers, Make City Safer

December 21, 2010

Indianapolis Leaders Introduce "Safe And Secure" Bill to Improve Training for Security Officers, Make City Safer

Emory Hall: "With a union you don't fight alone."

November 19, 2010

Emory Hall: "With a union you don't fight alone."

Veterans and Community Leaders Hold Press Conference About the Need for Good Jobs in Indianapolis' Security Industry

November 12, 2010

Veterans and Community Leaders Hold Press Conference About the Need for Good Jobs in Indianapolis' Security Industry

Cincinnati Vet: "There's nothing I care about more than my community and my fellow man."

November 12, 2010

Cincinnati Vet: "There's nothing I care about more than my community and my fellow man."

An Overwhelming Response Against Irresponsible Security Contractors

October 22, 2010

An Overwhelming Response Against Irresponsible Security Contractors

U.S. Security Associates: Not Up to The Task?

October 19, 2010

U.S. Security Associates: Not Up to The Task?

Harrison Bullard: "We won job protection, even when security companies change."

October 18, 2010

Harrison Bullard: "We won job protection, even when security companies change."

Donna Alexander: "Belonging to a union will benefit you immensely."

October 4, 2010

Donna Alexander:  "Belonging to a union will benefit you immensely."

Roger Schutt: "We can organize for a better life."

September 24, 2010

Roger Schutt: "We can organize for a better life."

Keep America Safe With Stronger Standards for Security Officers

September 9, 2010

Keep America Safe With Stronger Standards for Security Officers

Renita Whicker: "2000 officers will have a great impact."

September 8, 2010

Renita Whicker:  "2000 officers will have a great impact."

Eric Meade: "I want security to be a proud and honored profession."

August 30, 2010

Eric Meade: "I want security to be a proud and honored profession."

Downtown Ambassadors Win Union Via Majority Sign-up Election

August 30, 2010

Downtown Ambassadors Win Union Via Majority Sign-up Election

D.C. City Council Calls For Removal Of Contracted Security Company

August 27, 2010

D.C. City Council Calls For Removal Of Contracted Security Company

Kevin Chavis: "Workers have a lot more rights than they realize."

August 23, 2010

Kevin Chavis: "Workers have a lot more rights than they realize."

Victory For Apollo Officers in Cambridge, MA

August 13, 2010

Victory For Apollo Officers in Cambridge, MA

Why We're Standing for Security in Indianapolis

August 2, 2010

Why We're Standing for Security in Indianapolis

Why We're Standing for Security in Cincinnati

August 2, 2010

Why We're Standing for Security in Cincinnati

Torrey Nelson: "I wish I could do more. I need a second job so I can keep up and save for our future."

July 30, 2010

Torrey Nelson: "I wish I could do more. I need a second job so I can keep up and save for our future."

Sabra Mahrling: "I work hard and I'm always early. What I'd like to see is decent insurance."

July 30, 2010

Sabra Mahrling: "I work hard and I'm always early.  What I'd like to see is decent insurance."

Hugh Abel: "Whether it's low wages or the big corporate bailouts, workers these days are getting shafted."

July 30, 2010

Hugh Abel: "Whether it's low wages or the big corporate bailouts, workers these days are getting shafted."

Francine Beal: "If we all come together, they'll have to listen. And then we can make this profession into a career."

July 30, 2010

Francine Beal: "If we all come together, they'll have to listen. And then we can make this profession into a career."

Luckendy Benjamin: "Our community needs better jobs."

June 10, 2010

Luckendy Benjamin: "Our community needs better jobs."

Columbia University Security Officers Win New Contract

May 6, 2010

Columbia University Security Officers Win New Contract

John Graham, Securitas Officer: "We won 50 cent raises each year."

May 4, 2010

John Graham, Securitas Officer: "We won 50 cent raises each year."

Denise Dawson, Securitas Officer: "You're missing out on a lot if you don't have a union."

May 4, 2010

Denise Dawson, Securitas Officer: "You're missing out on a lot if you don't have a union."

Cheryl Nelson, Sound Transit Officer: "I consider myself a second pair of eyes for the police."

May 4, 2010

Cheryl Nelson, Sound Transit Officer: "I consider myself a second pair of eyes for the police."

Cecelia Johnson, Securitas Officer: "When I do security I treat it like it's my house."

May 4, 2010

Cecelia Johnson, Securitas Officer: "When I do security I treat it like it's my house."

LA Security Officers Win Their Union

October 30, 2009

LA Security Officers Win Their Union

SEIU Security Officers Who Protect Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Nationwide Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify First-ever Union Contract

July 31, 2009

SEIU Security Officers Who Protect Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Nationwide Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify First-ever Union Contract

New Report: Nation's Buildings at Risk

July 9, 2009

New Report: Nation's Buildings at Risk

Officer Johns: A True Hero

June 11, 2009

Officer Johns: A True Hero

Mayor Bloomberg walks a day in the shoes of SEIU 32BJ security officer

May 8, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg walks a day in the shoes of SEIU 32BJ security officer

Private security officers make historic gains in new union contract

April 10, 2008

Private security officers make historic gains in new union contract