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DC SECURITY OFFICERS RATIFY NEW FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH HIGHEST WAGE INCREASES SINCE JOINING THE UNION

Washington, D.C. – 32BJ SEIU security officers, who protect the overwhelming majority of D.C. commercial office buildings, have ratified a new agreement with the city’s largest security contractors, covering around 2,000 officers. Hourly wages will increase by $4 over the four-year contract, their highest since joining 32BJ SEIU in 2008. Officers will earn at least $23.29 by …

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Hartford Security Officers Reach Tentative First Union Contract

Deal includes job protection, wage increase & health benefits for 350 officers HARTFORD, Conn. — Last night a bargaining committee representing about 350 security officers who work at downtown office buildings and suburban complexes across Hartford County reached a tentative agreement on a first union contract. Subject to ratification in a special on-line Saturday meeting …

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Security Officers At Crowded Homeless Shelters Denounce Employers for Interfering with Sick Time During Coronavirus Crisis

New York — Under the best of circumstances, the city’s homeless shelters present difficult challenges for the security officers who work there. But as the Coronavirus pandemic rages, security guards working at privately-run city-funded shelters are being blocked from the basic right to take a paid sick day, forcing many to weigh their health and safety …

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D.C. Mayor Bowser, MD, VA and Baltimore Lawmakers Warn Commercial Building Owners not to Layoff or Cut Benefits to Cleaners on the Frontlines of Coronavirus

The following statement is attributable to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Montgomery County Executive Mark Elrich, Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol, and Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott:   “32BJ members are the office cleaners and security officers, among others who are on the frontlines of the Coronavirus crisis, …

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32BJ SEIU New York Security Members Open Bargaining on Contract Renewal for 14,000 Officers

— Workers Fight to Improve Wages and Benefits, Protect Employer-Paid Health Insurance and Other Industry Gains—   NEW YORK—Elected bargaining committees representing 14,000 security officers who protect major public and private buildings around New York City and are members of SEIU 32BJ will sit across from employers today at union headquarters in the first of …

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Newark City Council Resolves to Strengthen Worker Protections at the Newark Housing Authority

Resolution follows sudden discharges of 33 NHA security officers in June.   NEWARK, N.J. — On Wednesday, the Newark City Council voted to pass a resolution that urges the Newark Housing Authority to rehire security officers who were discharged without cause earlier this year and begin offering good, family sustaining wages and benefits again. The …

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$15 is on the Horizon for Security Officers at City’s Largest Institutions

Mayor Kenney and Security Officers Celebrate that $15 Prevailing Wage will be implemented at Temple, Penn, Drexel, Hospitals and other Publicly-Subsidized Institutions  Mayor Gives July 1 Deadline for Institutions and their Contractors to Come into Compliance PHILADELPHIA-  Mayor Kenney today announced that starting on July 1, approximately 2,000 security officers will make the $15 an hour required …

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New Jersey Security Officers Agree on New Four-Year Contract

Newark, N.J. – 32BJ SEIU New Jersey security officers have agreed to a new four-year agreement with the state’s largest security contractors, covering 1,700 security officers. The contract includes fair wage increases; more paid time off that reflects officers’ family needs; and contract language improvements to address workplace issues. In addition from minimums going from …

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