• Victory For Apollo Officers in Cambridge, MA

    A majority of Apollo officers working at Shire, Pfizer and Millennium in Cambridge, as well as WGBH in Allston, signed their union cards and won representation for themselves and their co-workers. Of these 52 new union members, most work at bio-tech facilities and are responsible for providing a high level of security for buildings that research and develop new pharmaceutical products every day.

     
  • Why We’re Standing for Security in Cincinnati

    Security officers are the first responders during catastrophes, standing on the front lines every day to keep Cincinnati safe. Yet while they protect multi-million dollar properties, many go home to the poorest neighborhoods in the city. Low wages and a lack of adequate training have led to incredible turnover rates as high as 300%, impacting security officers' ability to protect the public.

     
  • Why We’re Standing for Security in Indianapolis

    Security officers are the first responders during catastrophes, standing on the front lines every day to keep Indianapolis safe. Yet while they protect multi-million dollar properties, many go home to the poorest neighborhoods in the city. Low wages and a lack of adequate training have led to incredible turnover rates as high as 300%, impacting security officers' ability to protect the public.

     
  • Hugh Abel: “Whether it’s low wages or the big corporate bailouts, workers these days are getting shafted.”

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

    I think it's time for a change. I remember being able to afford to go places--the stock car races and such--and now you can't. Whether it's low wages or the big corporate bailouts, workers these days are getting shafted. It's time for a change.

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

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

    At first, Torrey was unsure about forming a union. "But now more and more people that I respect are involved. I might not be here forever, but we've got kids, and I want to be a good role model."

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

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

    Security officers like Francine need a change. "If one or two people go into the office and try to get something done or ask for answers, they won't listen. But if we all come together in a union, they'll have to listen. And then we can make this profession into a career that we can not only survive on, but we can leave as an option for our children and grandchildren."

     
  • Sabra Mahrling: “I work hard and I’m always early.  What I’d like to see is decent insurance.”

    Sabra Mahrling: “I work hard and I’m always early. What I’d like to see is decent insurance.”

    Sabra Mahrling works the second shift as a security officer at a computer company in Indianapolis. Although she has eight years of experience as a security officer, she is only paid $10.25 an hour to protect valuable assets and the people who work in the building.

     
  • An Ounce of Prevention

    The “Great Recession” and its aftermath continue to impact our nation’s economy. For many U.S. businesses, demand has shrunk while costs have remained constant or even risen. Meanwhile, competition is as grueling as ever. But as tough as the current […]

     
  • Healthcare Industry

    From theft of prescription drugs and patient records to violence by unstable patients to infant kidnapping, healthcare facilities face many security threats every day. Companies stand to lose millions of dollars as a result of loss of property or increased […]

     
  • Technology Companies

    For today’s tech companies, protecting intellectual property, sensitive information and electronics have become increasingly difficult as threats from hackers, identity thieves, corporate spies and freight hijackers become more sophisticated. In response, tech companies have poured millions of dollars into beefing […]