Join a Security Guard Union in ARIZONA

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Sec. 7. [§ 157.] Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment as authorized in section 8(a)(3) [section 158(a)(3) of this title].

Employee Rights

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union.

Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists, or to decertify a union that has lost the support of employees.

Examples of employee rights include:

  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;

  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;

  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;

  • Refusing to do any or all of these things.

  • To be fairly represented by a union

 

Activity Outside a Union

Employees who are not represented by a union also have rights under the NLRA.  Specifically, the National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity”,  which is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regarding terms and conditions of employment.  A single employee may also engage in protected concerted activity if he or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group complaints to the employer’s attention, trying to induce group action, or seeking to prepare for group action.

A few examples of protected concerted activities are:

  • Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay.

  • Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other.

  • An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions.

Who is covered?

Most employees in the private sector are covered by the NLRA. However, the Act specifically excludes individuals who are:

  • employed by Federal, state, or local government

  • employed as agricultural laborers

  • employed in the domestic service of any person or family in a home

  • employed by a parent or spouse

  • employed as an independent contractor

  • employed as a supervisor (supervisors who have been discriminated against for refusing to violate the NLRA may be covered)

  • employed by an employer subject to the Railway Labor Act, such as railroads and airlines

  • employed by any other person who is not an employer as defined in the NLRA

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ARIZONA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Arizona

 
ARIZONA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

 

The state of Arizona like most other states has certain requirements that must be meant in order to obtain an unarmed security guard license. These requirements are both personal and certified training that must be provided when the application for licensing is submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The license that will be issued will be valid for a two year time period. The requirements are:

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Proof of legal residency in the United States and citizenship is required.

  • There will be a complete background check.

  • The applicant will submit fingerprints.

  • The applicant will not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces.

  • Applicants will not have any convictions for felonies or any domestic violence misdemeanors.

  • Applicants will have a high school diploma or an equivalency certification.

  • The unarmed security guard training must take place at a state certified facility and must be done in the state of Arizona.

The state of Arizona requires the unarmed security guard to attend eight hours training at a state certified training facility. The training will educate the applicant in the security procedures that will allow them to perform the duties of an unarmed security guard, and provide the applicant with the state certified training needed to be issued the two year unarmed security guard license in the state of Arizona.  The training will include:

  • Legal and ethical issues while on the job.

  • The limits of force allowable by Arizona laws.

  • Crowd control

  • Professionalism when dealing with the public and with legal, fire and medial personnel.

  • Emergency medical including CPR

  • Emergency fire procedures

The training will provide the Arizona unarmed security guard with the tools; they need to handle everyday situations in the security sector and in emergency situations. This training will also give the unarmed security guard the education to fill out written reports and deal with the public and authorities.
The trained and licensed unarmed security guard in the State of Arizona will find employment opportunities in many different areas of the security sector, such as:

  • Public and private office buildings

  • Hotels

  • Schools

  • Colleges

  • Libraries

  • Museums and art galleries

  • Malls and retail stores

  • Apartment complexes

 

These are a few of the employment opportunities that will be available to the unarmed security guard that holds an Arizona license from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The unarmed security guard in the state of Arizona like in other states will not be required to carry a weapon without further training and licensing. There are also employment opportunities in the private sector, providing property protection and other situations that may appeal to the licensed unarmed security guard. When working in the private sector the Arizona unarmed security guard license will still need to be renewed every two years prior to the expiration date, since in the state of Arizona there is no grace period after the expiration date.

ARIZONA ARMED SECURITY GUARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

The state of Arizona requires any person working as an armed security guard in the state to be licensed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. This license requires the applicant to have training at a state certified training facility, both in security and weapons training. The state also requires other items to be submitted in order to have an application for an Arizona armed security guard license issued. These requirements are:

  • The applicant will be at least 21 years of age.

  • The applicant will possess a high school diploma or an equivalency certification.

  • The applicant must not have been convicted of any felonies or of misdemeanor domestic violence.

  • The applicant will not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces

  • A background check will be completed.

  • The applicant will submit fingerprints.

  • Proof of United States citizenship must be provided.

  • The applicant should not have a history or currently have a substance abuse problem.

  • The certified armed security guard training must take place in the state of Arizona.

 

The training that the armed security guard is required to take prior to being issued a license in the state of Arizona will consist of eight hours of security training and sixteen hours of weapons training. When this training is successfully completed and the application is accepted the Arizona Department of Public Safety will issue an armed security guard license for two years and as long as the person is employed as an armed security guard the license must be renewed every two years prior to the expiration. The training that will be provided at the state certified training center would be:

  • Professionalism in the security environment

  • Legal issues and ethics

  • Limits of force

  • Firearm safety

  • Marksmanship

  • Non-lethal force options

  • Arizona firearms laws

 

This training is required in order to prepare the armed security guard for any position, they will hold in the security sector, whether public or private. The weapon training that is required is designed to provide the confidence needed when carrying a weapon and to educate the applicant in the laws surrounding the use of firearms in the state of Arizona. Upon completion of the security training and the weapon’s training, and the other requirements are meant the application can be applied for to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

 

The applicant that fulfills all of the requirements and is issued an Arizona armed security guard license will find employment in many areas of the security sector such as:

  • Airports, bus stations, and train stations

  • State office buildings

  • Federal office buildings

  • Schools

  • Colleges

  • Malls

  • Museums and art galleries

  • Hotels

  • Apartment and housing complexes

  • Private security

 

These are some of the employment opportunities that are available to the Arizona armed security guard that has fulfilled the requirements to be issued a license by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. These type of positions will require that a firearm be carried and many of these positions will also require a valid Arizona driver’s license be held by the armed security guard.

Join a Security Guard Union in ARIZONA