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MINNESOTA & WISCONSIN

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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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MINNESOTA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Minnesota

 
MINNESOTA SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY LICENSING OR REGISTRATION FOR SECURITY GUARDS.  HOWEVER, THE SECURITY AGENCY EMPLOYER WILL ISSUE BACKGROUND TEST, TRAINING AND PICTURE I.D.

WISCONSIN UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Wisconsin

 
WISCONSIN SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

An applicant for a permit as a private security person may be granted a permit, if the applicant:

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Subject to ss.111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Stats., does not have an arrest or conviction record involving a misdemeanor or a violation, as defined in s. 440.26(4m), Wisc. Stats.

  • Has not been convicted in this state or elsewhere of a felony, unless pardoned.

  • Is not a user of drugs or alcohol to an extent dangerous to the applicant or others or to an extent which would impair the applicant’s ability to responsibly perform private security activities.

  • Does not have a physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect the applicant’s ability to responsible perform private security activities.

  • Digital fingerprints are required

  • Complete the Application for Private Security Permit (form #2271) and all required documentation.

 

Your completed application, fee, Authorization for Release of FBI Information (form #2687), and a recent photograph of your head and shoulders must be submitted to the Department within 14 days after submission of your fingerprints. If there is no criminal background history and all supporting documents have been submitted, a private security permit will be issued.  If the search reveals a criminal background, the applicant will be requested to submit further information or a Notice of Denial will be sent as appropriate.

Fees

  • $ 53.00 Initial permit fee

  • $ 6.00 CIB background check

  • $ 10.00 Temporary permit

  • $ 69.00 Total fee

 

A separate permit must be obtained in order to carry a firearm (see Firearm Permit).

 

Firearms Permit – Licensing

To apply for a Firearms Permit, applicant must complete the required application and all required documents for the type of permit you are applying for and complete the training required and submit certification to the Department.

Applicants for a firearms permit must have completed training by a Department-approved certifier of at least 36 hours in the handling and use of the firearm. No examination is required, but an applicant must present a certificate from a Department-approved firearms proficiency certifier indicating that the applicant has successfully completed the training and is proficient in the care, handling and use of a specific type or types of firearms. The certificates to verify training are provided to approved certifiers by the Department, and contain the date, time of day, number of hours and the location where the training was completed. The permit to carry a firearm will be mailed to the agency which employs the individual trained and approved for the certificate of proficiency.

Common Denial Reason: History of criminal conviction. Federal laws prohibit convicted felons (unless pardoned) and some others from carrying a firearm. Convictions of crimes or pending charges may be grounds for denial of license if the circumstances of the conviction or charge are substantially related to professional practice.

State Licensing Application

Join a Security Guard Union in
MINNESOTA & WISCONSIN