Join a Security Guard Union in
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in District of Columbia please fill out the join a security guard union form below and a United Federation LEOS-PBA security guard union representative will be in contact with you shortly.
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].
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.
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
United Federation LEOS-PBA
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
State Security Licensing Authorities: District of Columbia
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SECURITY GUARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SECURITY GUARD LICENSE
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY INDIVIDUAL STATE LICENSING OR REGISTRATION FOR SECURITY GUARDS. THE SECURITY EMPLOYER WILL REGISTER THEIR SECURITY GUARDS WITH THE STATE AT THE TIME OF HIRE.
Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB)
Effective January 2, 2014, the processing of all license applications, including license renewals, for private detectives, private investigators, special police officers, and security officers will be handled by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), although final signoff of each application will still be done by the Metropolitan Police Department, Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB).
As a result, individuals or agencies interested in working in the private security industry should visit the Security website at the following link: dcra.dc.gov/security. The website will provide general licensing information, news updates, security regulations, and allow individuals and agencies to apply for licensure via DCRA’s online credential management system.
DCRA staff will be working at the current Security Officers Management Branch location of 2000 14th Street, Northwest, Suite 302. The DCRA staff will be willing to assist individuals with questions and concerns as it relates to the initial application and renewal processes for security officers and special police officers.
For Special Police Officer renewal, or any new applicants, you can schedule to have your fingerprints completed at the Civilian Fingerprint Section, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3054.
OMB will continue to issue licenses for Firearms Instructors per the fee schedule below.
DCRA is moving toward online filing of the entire license application and renewal process. This will assist in faster processing of applications and renewals. This webpage will be updated to reflect any new online processing changes.
All Special Police Officers, Security Officers and Private Detective Agency Owners are required to have knowledge of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Title 6A, Chapter 11 and Title 17 Chapters 20 and 21.
Contact the Security Officers Management Branch:
2000 14th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 671-0500
Fax: (202) 673-7418
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Hours of Operation (at the Security Officers Management Branch location):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm
Fridays: Appointment only