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Join a Security Guard Union in GEORGIA

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in Georgia 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].

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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State Security Licensing Authorities: Georgia


The person that applies for an unarmed security guard license in the state of Georgia will need to meet the requirements, which are outlined in the Security Guard Act of 1992 and the amendments that have been added to the act. The license when applied for will be valid for two years with a refresher course mandatory every 12 months to keep the license current according to the present state guidelines.  The requirements for the unarmed security guard include:

  • The applicant will be at least 18 years of age

  • Applicants will submit to finger printing

  • There will be a criminal background check

  • Photo identification with a valid expiration date is required

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

The person that is obtaining a license, as an unarmed security guard will need training at a state certified facility. The training center will provide the applicant with the education to work in the security sector, with education in:

  • The legal and ethical issues that can arise on the job

  • Emergency medical care including CPR

  • Emergency fire training including evacuations

  • Proper writing of reports

  • Detaining suspects or shoplifters

  • Crowd management


The unarmed security guard in Georgia will have the training when completed to provide protection for properties, the public and for private citizens. This employee is an intricate part of many businesses that have shoplifting or theft problems, businesses that do not want intruders and areas where the public needs protection. There are some employment opportunities that might require the unarmed security guard to hold a valid Georgia drivers license. This will be most common in protection of apartment complexes, subdivisions and other properties. For this type of position the guard is usually given a company vehicle, and it is possible their driving record will also be checked for traffic violations.  The places the Georgia unarmed security guard can find employment is:

  • Retail stores

  • Malls

  • Schools

  • Colleges

  • Parks

  • Parking structures

  • Apartments, subdivisions, and hotels

  • Private properties

  • Private office buildings


These are some of the opportunities for the Georgia unarmed security guard, which the certified training will prepare them for the situations that, can occur including shoplifters and detaining them until the authorities arrive. The training will also educate the licensed employee to handle medical or fire emergencies. Training in how to relay information to emergency medical technicians or fire personnel, both orally and in written reports. There will be unarmed security employment, which will have cameras and alarm systems that need to be monitored. This type of monitoring can include on the job training to ensure the unarmed guard understands the daily routine of the monitoring. In other positions like the parking structure, the guard will ensure that vehicles are not stolen or vandalized. The positions the unarmed security guard holds help to keep the public safe, they are able to deter situations that could endanger the employees or public.


In order to acquire an armed security guard license in the state of Georgia, they like most other states have certain requirements that must be met prior to being licensed in their state. One of these requirements is that the person applying needs to be at least 18 years of age. The applicant must have either a high school diploma or have taken their equivalency examination. The license for the security guard in Georgia is separate from the firearms license. The guidelines for the armed security guard are covered in the Security Guard Act of 1992 and the amendments that have been attached. This type of employment is one that appeals to person that has gotten out of the military. The other qualifications that will need to be complied with are:

  • A criminal background check

  • Submitting fingerprints

  • Certified training completed

  • Valid photo identification will be submitted


The state of Georgia requires that the person applying for an armed security guard license has training provided by a state recognized training center. This training will provide the needed education for the armed security guard to properly perform their duties. There is a requirement for the person that is going to apply in Georgia as an armed security guard to take firearms training. This will teach the person, in instructional classes the legal issues when carrying a weapon. The person that applies for an armed security guard license in the state of Georgia will receive their permanent license that will be valid for two years from the date of issue. The firearms license will be valid two years from the date of issue, the person holding the license will need a training course every 12 months to comply with state laws.

The state regulated classes for the armed security guard will include:

  • The legal issues that can arise during employment

  • Ethical issues

  • Written reports

  • Crowd management

  • Emergency medical

  • Detaining suspects

  • Firearms training


The firearms training will be both classroom instruction and time at the range where the student will learn marksmanship and target practice. This will enable them to provide the proper amount of protection as a Georgia armed security guard. The instructional classes will educate the person training for the license of the legal issues when carrying a weapon and the proper way to detain a suspect to keep the public and themselves safe from danger.

Licensed armed security guards in the state of Georgia are trained to work in many different security positions that are available:

  • The armed security guard can work in airports, train stations and bus station’s

  • Banks and financial institutions

  • Government buildings and offices

  • Private buildings and offices

  • Apartment complexes and hotels

  • Retail stores and malls

  • Private duty security

  • Art galleries

  • Museums

  • Tourist attractions

  • Stadiums


These are some of the opportunities available for the armed security guard licensed in Georgia. There are other types of employment in the security sector this licensed person will have the training to be employed.

Join a Security Guard Union in GEORGIA

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