Union Negotiations with Security Co's in Bay Area Stall

Nov. 9, 2007
In San Francisco, Service Employees International Union faces off with security companies

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Local 24/7 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents security officers, is squaring off with security companies over union negotiations.

At issue is the cost of health insurance program, with the security companies alleging that not enough information had been provided about the health insurance program suggested from the SEIU.

According to a spokesperson for the security companies, one of the challenges has been a lack of communication between the SEIU Local. The spokesperson, Guy Thomas, sadded that the security companies felt that they had a "flexible and generous healthcare plan" in their offering, which has also included raising average wages by 20 percent over the next 5 years.

Firms grouped together in the current negotiations include AlliedBarton, ABM Security Services, Securitas Security Services and Universal Protection Services.