After more than a month of intense bargaining, Pittsburgh security members have overwhelmingly ratified a new security contract.
We took our message and our demand for $15 an hour to the streets. We had strong political support from Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Bill Peduto, and other elected leaders.
Four years ago, the average wage was under $10/hour. Now, it is over $14. Four years ago, only 15% of workers had health insurance. Now, all workers are insured. Four years ago, they didn’t have a union. Now, congrats @32BJSEIU – rebuilding the middle class in Pittsburgh. https://t.co/HlpKUntV6h
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) October 9, 2018
Before the union, security officers on average earned $8.50 an hour with no meaningful benefits. By the end of this contract, all security officers will earn at least $14.20 an hour and most will be over $15 an hour with health care coverage.
When we fight, we win!