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Join a Security Guard Union in VERMONT

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in the State of Vermont 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: Vermont


The Vermont unarmed security guard will find that there are different types of employment once they have been trained and have obtained their licensing. The licensing in Vermont is found under the Vermont Statutes Title 26, Section 3174. The requirements the people applying for unarmed security licensing are:

  • The applicant must be 21 years of age

  • The applicant will complete the application for it to be considered for licensing

  • There will be a background check

  • Fingerprints will be submitted

  • The applicant will not have a felony criminal record

  • A valid photo Vermont driver’s license or photo state identification will be supplied

  • There is a requirement to pass a written examination that is outlined in Vermont Statutes Title 26, 3175.


The employment placement of the unarmed Vermont security guard will not require that they carry a firearm to perform their duty. The training that an unarmed security guard should expect from a state certified facility will prepare them to work in the security sector with other professionals and with the authorities. They will be skilled in protecting the area they are assigned and will contain emergency situations professionally.

The skills the unarmed security guard in Vermont will be trained in by a certified facility are topics such as:

  • Protecting the public

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

  • Emergency training that could include CPR

  • Learning to write reports properly to document events

  • Dealing professionally with authorities including police and fire officials

  • The legal use of force

  • Legal detainment of suspects


The unarmed security guard in the state of Vermont, when trained and licensed, will find employment in many different areas of the security sector.  These can include places like:

  • Airports, bus and train stations

  • Schools, colleges, and universities

  • Banking and financial institutions

  • Local state and government offices and agencies

  • Malls and retail locations

  • Housing and apartment areas

  • Parks and other public areas

  • Private individual security


The unarmed security guard will be employed to protect buildings and the public from criminal activity, and to take charge in emergency situations. There is also the employer that will provide vehicles for the security personnel; in this event the employer may also require a valid Vermont driver’s license for unarmed guards. This can be a requirement when employed to protect housing or apartment areas, parks and private properties.


The Vermont armed security guard is someone that will be licensed in both security and in firearms to hold a position in security sector. The person that applies for a Vermont armed security guard license will need to complete the application and submit other information, such as fingerprint and a background check that are outlined in the Vermont statute Title 26, Section 3174. The requirements include:

  • The applicant will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application

  • A photo Vermont drivers license or state identification card

  • A valid social security number

  • The information provided on the application must be filled out properly and complete.

  • The applicant will need to successfully pass a required examination that is outlined in Title 26, Section 3175.

  • A background check is required

  • Fingerprints


The person that is applying for a Vermont armed security license will have the application reviewed and the decision made by a board, this license must be obtained and kept current for the amount of time the applicant works in the security sector.
The armed security guard will also require training; this training will provide them with the skills that are needed in order to perform their duties within the security sector. The Vermont armed security guard will be trained to handle all functions of their position and emergencies. The training can include:

  • Education in properly writing reports

  • The legal and ethical issues that could arise

  • The use of force and its limits

  • The legal limit for use of force

  • Education in working with professional authorities like police and firemen.

  • Emergency training that can include CPR.

  • Firearms training


The licensed armed security guard in the state of Vermont will find many selections opened to them, these can be in different types of settings that the trained guard will be qualified to perform the duties expected in these positions. The field employment opportunities that are available to the armed security guard in the state of Vermont are:

  • The security sector in airports, bus stations and train stations

  • Banking and financial institutions

  • Schools, colleges, and universities

  • Malls and retail locations

  • State and government offices and buildings

  • Private offices and buildings

  • Housing and apartment areas

  • Private security for individuals


These are a small sample of the types of employment available to the Vermont armed security guard and ones that can be filled by the security guard that has been educated to perform the duties that will be expected of them. This is the type of employment where the armed security guard protects the public, against crime, and other dangers, and protects the structures against criminals or terrorists.

Join a Security Guard Union in VERMONT

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