• Educating the Public on U.S. Security Associates’ Dangerous Record

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

    Officers working to raise standards with Stand For Security and local community members have been speaking out about the risks that U.S. Security Associates could present to clients, officers and the public across the country. One look at the company's record makes it clear that USSA has a lot of work to do in maximizing safety, restoring integrity and creating good jobs in our communities.

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

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

    This week, Stand for Security was in Phoenix for the International Facility Management Association's World Workplace Conference and Expo, the largest annual conference for facility management professionals. The conference aims to address strategies for managing facilities, which may include contracting with private security firms. Members of Stand for Security handed out information to educate conference attendees on how to go about hiring a responsible security contractor and also how to perform a background check on security firms to make sure there are no skeletons in the closet.

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

    On the anniversary of a multi-million dollar lawsuit stemming from an employee's sexual harassment complaints, U.S. Security Associates seems to be content to keep sweeping their harassment issues under the rug. One year ago today, U.S. Security Associates - the fourth largest security firm in the country - was found liable by a federal jury in what one judge called "the most egregious case of sexual harassment, retaliation and tortuous conduct that has been tried in this court."

     
  • Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 4

    Below is the fourth issue of Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates, a newsletter to inform security directors, property managers, office building tenants and others about the business practices of U.S. Security Associates. You can also download it as a PDF […]

     
  • Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 3

    In October 2011, we published the third issue of Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates, a newsletter to inform security directors, property managers, office building tenants and others about the business practices of U.S. Security Associates. You can download it as […]

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

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

    On Saturday, security officers who protect New York City were honored at a Security Recognition Ceremony hosted by SEIU Local 32BJ with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. The ceremony served to honor the men and women who lost their lives on September 11th, and to award recognition to private security officers who have excelled in the line of duty.

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

    When Denver Police were recently called to a domestic disturbance on the campus of Colorado Heights University, and subsequently fired several rounds at a suspect running on foot, there was just one security officer on duty protecting the entire 74-acre campus. Unfortunately, this is standard policy for Colorado Heights University, and after witnessing too many risks to the campus community, the security officers employed by the school are speaking out.

     
  • Client Newsletters: Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates

    Two prominent women’s groups and the Service Employees International Union are calling on Atlanta-based U.S. Security Associates (USSA)–the nation’s fourth-largest private security firm–to adopt procedures to rid its worksites of sexual harassment. The company has been driving down standards in […]

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

    At a time when many workers are facing deep cuts in pay and benefits -- leaving families, communities, and local businesses to suffer the consequences -- union security officers at Harvard University have won significant job improvements. With the support of Harvard students, dining hall workers, and Cambridge community leaders, on September 23 Harvard's 270 union security officers -- employed by Securitas and members of SEIU Local 615 -- won a new five-year contract.

     
  • Unsafe With USSA Newsletter: Issue 2

    In September 2011, we published the second issue of Unsafe With U.S. Security Associates, a newsletter to inform security directors, property managers, office building tenants and others about the business practices of U.S. Security Associates. You can download it as a […]