Join a Security Guard Union in
MONTANA & WYOMING

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in the state of Montana or Wyoming 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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MONTANA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Montana

 

To apply for the Private Security Guard License using the online application please click here

Private Security Guard

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE $100.00

B. Experience Requirements: The employing company will provide training.

C. Renewal Period

D. Renewal Fee

E. Other Special License Requirements: $50 Armed Endorsement for Guards.

 

APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE SECURITY GUARD ILLEGIBLE AND INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY AND HONESTLY. REJECTED FINGERPRINTS WILL DELAY THE APPLICATION. (Please allow 30 days processing from the date that the Board has a complete routine application)

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS • 18 years of age or older. • United States citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident. • Employed by a licensed Contract Security Company or Proprietary Security Organization. • Recent FBI and Montana Dept. of Justice criminal fingerprint background check. • Full-face passport-type photograph of head and shoulders. • Proof of training by employer. • Completed application form, supporting documentation, and appropriate fees.

FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE) $100.00 Application Fee $ 50.00 Armed Endorsement (optional) **Make check or money order payable to the Montana Board of Private Security**

PHOTOS Affix a photo to page of application as indicated. The photo must be full-face passport type of head and shoulders with applicant’s signature in below.

DOCUMENTS Submit the following documents to the Board office in order to complete your license application. All documents must be copied to a standard page size of 8 ½” x 11”. All documents not in English must be accompanied by certified translations. • Completed application and attached photograph. • Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate for proof of age. • Copy of birth certificate, United States Passport or Immigration green card for proof of citizenship or permanent legal residency. • Proof of training from a currently licensed security company. • Completed Character Reference form. • Completed Verification of Licensure form, if you hold or ever held a professional/occupational license in another state or jurisdiction. • Copy of a current firearms certification, if you are requesting Armed Endorsement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES • Staff will notify applicants in writing if the applicant is required to submit additional information. Once the application is complete, staff will process and issue licenses. Please allow 30 days processing from the date that the Board has a complete, routine application. • An application will be considered as a non-routine application if the Criminal History Record Information returns a criminal history or other irregularity requires the application to be reviewed by the Board during a regularly scheduled Board meeting. Non-routine applications may take up to 120 days to finalize. • All verifications of licensure must be sent directly from each state board in which the applicant is currently or has ever been licensed. Please make copies of the attached “Verification of Licensure” request form as needed. Some states may charge a fee for verifications. Contact each state board or jurisdiction prior to sending the request. • Ensure the individual reference you listed on your application completes the questionnaire form and return the form directly to the Board office as soon as possible. • Notify the Board office immediately of any address change or termination of employment from the sponsoring security company.

FINGERPRINT/BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS Fingerprint cards are available at most local law enforcement agencies, the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ), or authorized entities. Upon request, the Board office will mail you a fingerprint card and self-addressed envelope. Complete the information requested at the top of the fingerprint card prior to having your prints taken and include the following information: EMPLOYER AND ADDRESS: Board of Private Security, PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513 REASON FINGERPRINTED: Licensure & 37-60-304, MCA ORI: MT920073Z.

WYOMING UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Wyoming

WYOMING SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

THE STATE OF WYOMING DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY LICENSING OR REGISTRATION FOR SECURITY GUARDS.

Join a Security Guard Union in
MONTANA & WYOMING