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Join a Security Guard Union in IDAHO & UTAH

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in Idaho and Utah 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: Idaho




State Security Licensing Authorities: Utah


The unarmed security guard in the state of Utah is required to obtain a license prior to working in the security sector and they will be required to fill out an unarmed security guard application. The Utah regulations are found in the Security Personnel Act 58-63-101. Successfully obtaining an unarmed security guard license will mean the person has passed the required training course and has properly presented their application. This will open employment in the security sector that would not be employment possibilities without training and licensing.

The application must be completely filled out an accompanied with other documents that are required in order to obtain the armed security guard license. The requirements to obtain the Utah license are:

  • The applicant will be at least 18 years of age

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

  • The applicant will have passed an 8 hour unarmed security guard training course by a state certified facility.

  • A background check will be done

  • Fingerprints will be submitted

  • The applicant will not have any felony convictions

  • A drug test will be submitted


The person filling out an unarmed security guard license application is required to take an eight hour course at a Utah state certified facility and successfully complete the training course. The training that will be provided will educate the student in the skills that are needed to work as an unarmed guard without the use of a firearm. This eight hour course will include topics such as:

  • The legal and ethical issues that can arise while the unarmed security guard is on duty.

  • The legal use of force

  • The detainment of suspects and the legal limits

  • Writing reports properly

  • Proper management of emergencies


This course will provide the unarmed security guard the training needed to work within the security sector efficiently and protect both property and the public. The types of employment that will be open to the licensed unarmed security guard in the state of Utah are:

  • Airports, bus and train stations

  • Schools, colleges, and universities

  • Outdoor public facilities such as parks

  • Malls and other retail locations

  • State and local government office buildings

  • Private office buildings

  • Housing and apartment areas


These are some of the locations open to the person that has obtained the training and the unarmed security guard license in the state of Utah. There are also opportunities in the private security sector that are open to security personnel.

State Licensing Application


The armed security guard in the state of Utah will be licensed and also possess a firearms permit to work in the security sector. The Security Personnel Licensing Act Title 58-63-102 (12) outlines the duties the armed security guard will carry out during their employment.

The requirements that will need to be followed include filling the application out properly in order for it to be processed. The person that does not fill out the application completely, accurately or does not supply all the necessary information needed might be denied for their armed security guard license. The requirements for the successful Utah armed security guard license application are:

  • The person applying for an armed guard security license will be at least 18 years of age.

  • A high school diploma is required or a GED

  • There will be a background check

  • Fingerprints will be submitted

  • The applicant will pass a drug test

  • The applicant will successfully pass security guard training at a state certified facility

  • The applicant applying for an armed security guard license will have a firearms license.


The armed security guard is required to be educated at a state certified facility and pass the course that will provide them the skills needed to be employed as an armed guard in the security sector. The training will consist of education in:

  • The legal limits of force

  • The legal detainment of suspects

  • Emergency training that could include CPR

  • Legal and ethical situations that could occur on the job

  • Non-lethal force options

  • The Utah firearms laws

  • Writing clear reports

  • Working with other professionals, such as police and fire officials


These are some of the topics that will be taught to the person that attends the state certified facility, and it will also meet the requirement for obtaining the Utah armed security guard license. The trained guard will then be prepared to protect the public and private parties from criminal activity and in emergency situations. They will also be qualified to perform all the duties that are required when employed as an armed security guard.
There are many types of employment available for the licensed armed security guard in Utah, they can include locations such as:

  • Airports

  • Bus and train stations

  • Banks

  • Financial institutions

  • Schools, colleges and universities

  • Retail locations and malls

  • Private and public areas

  • Housing and apartment areas


These are some of the types of locations the licensed armed security guard can be employed and they can also proved personal security for private homes and offices. The armed guard in Utah will be required to hold a valid security guard license the entire time they are employed in the security sector.

State Licensing Application

Join a Security Guard Union in IDAHO & UTAH

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