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Join a Security Guard Union in MARYLAND

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in Maryland 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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The position of an armed security guard in Maryland while important is also one that requires licensing that will open job positions in many different areas. This is an employment position where the armed security guard is able to protect property from theft, vandalism, and even terrorism after completing the required training.

The opportunities for employment in this field include hospitals, schools, local government offices and other business settings. There are some stipulations that must be followed to apply for an armed security guard license, including submitting to finger printing and a criminal background check as per code

The other requirements for applying for an armed security guard license are:

  • An application must be filled out and include the fee required, this application must include all the information that is asked for in order to be approved and a license granted.

  • There will need to be two 1 ½ inch pictures submitted with the application.

  • Fingerprints will need to be submitted that are legible and on standard fingerprint cards, along the fee for the fingerprint records check. The fingerprint cards are provided by the Maryland State Police.


There are prior convictions that can keep a person in Maryland from certification and employment as an armed security guard and they are:

  • Felony convictions that include crimes of violence such as abduction, arson, burglary, housebreaking, kidnapping, manslaughter and murder.

  • People that have been convicted of habitual drunkenness or rape.

  • The armed security guard can be denied due to falsification of application information.


The employment opportunities that are available to the person that is a certified armed security guard in the state of Maryland are wide and can only be taken advantage of after completing training that includes:

  • Investigative techniques

  • Observation skills

  • Report writing

  • Health and safety

  • Emergency response

  • Communication skills

  • Fire arms training


The opportunities for jobs that are available to the certified armed security guard include:

  • Hospitals

  • Schools

  • Government offices

  • Private armed security duty

  • Private business security

  • Property security


These are a sample of the employment opportunities in the state of Maryland that are open to the armed security guard, along with others that the training and state certification can open the door too. The reason these positions are open for the armed security guard is due to the training, background check and the certification that shows employers the person holding these is prepared to handle any situation properly.

Join a Security Guard Union in MARYLAND

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