Washington DC 8-28-2023 - The 321 Paragon Systems, Inc Court Security Officers CSO's / Special Security Officers SSO's working in the 12th circuit federal courts voted today to dump their present Union SPiT-FA.
"This is yet another embarrassing loss for SPiT-FA International President David L. Hickey, SPiT-FA Vice President of Region 1 Joseph McCray & SPiT-FA Region 1 Director Roman Gumul who are responsible for servicing these members."
"The fact that SPiT-FA received only 3 votes out of 321 tells you that SPiT-FA doesn't service its members and are only interested in collecting its monthly dues" noted United Federation LEOS-PBA President Charles Strebeck.
At the recent Local cookout held by the CSO /SSO, SPiT-FA Vice President of Region 1 Joseph McCray (shown above sitting & standing by himself most of the day) was to busy looking at his phone probably communicating with SPiT-FA President David L. Hickey during this festive event rather then engage with his members he is supposed to represent after learning that the United Federation LEOS-PBA were on hand at this cookout after being invited by the Local Union membership.
Shortly after our United Federation LEOS-PBA representatives arrived SPiT-FA Vice President of Region 1 Joseph McCray left the cookout unannounced. McCray was also a NO SHOW at a recent Local Union meeting where both Unions were invited to answer the CSO / SSO members questions on why they should vote for their Union.
United Federation LEOS-PBA were on hand at the Local Union cookout held by the Paragon Systems Inc Court Security Officers CSO's & Special Security Officers SSO's
METHOD AND DATE OF ELECTION
The election will be conducted by United States mail. The mail ballots will be mailed to employees employed in the appropriate collective‐bargaining unit from the office of the National Labor Relations Board, Region 05, Bank of America Center, Tower II, 100 S. Charles Street, Ste. 600, Baltimore, MD 21201, on Monday, August 7, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Voters must sign the outside of the envelope in which the ballot is returned. Any ballot received in an envelope that is not signed will automatically be void.
All ballots will be commingled and counted at the Baltimore Regional Office on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. In order to be valid and counted, the returned ballots must be received in the Baltimore Regional Office prior to the counting of the ballots.
EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: All full‐time and share‐time federal Court Security Officers (CSOs) and Special Security Officers (SSOs) employed by the Employer at the Superior Court, District Court, Tax Court, US Attorney’s Office, National Court and Federal Courthouses under the United States Justice Department Facilities within the Judicial boundary of the 12th Federal Circuit under the U.S. Marshals Service [USMS] and any other facility designated by the USMS, who were employed by the Employer during the payroll period ending July 6, 2023.
EMPLOYEES NOT ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: All other employees, office clerical employees, temporary employees, confidential employees, managerial employees, and supervisors as defined in the Act.
On June 5th the 140 Paragon PSO's in Boston voted to dump SPiT-FA by a score of 36 to 18 to join the United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association.
On July 31st the 93 ISS Action Transportation Officers TSO's in Arizona voted to dump SPiT-FA by a score of 51 to 11 to join the United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association.
On August 1st, 2023 our Union, United Federation LEOS-PBA had just filed an election to represent the 150 Paragon PSO's in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan & American Samoa. In this election knowing full well their fate, awaits them, SPiT-FA is refusing to sign a stipulated election agreement between the parties outlining election details. Based on the above refusal actions by SPiT-FA this petition went before a NLRB hearing and we are now waiting for the National Labor Relations Board to issue a Direction of Election DDE.
United Federation LEOS-PBA now represents more Paragon Systems Inc Protective Service Officers PSO's than any other security union. Representing Paragon PSO's in Los Angeles California, Riverside, San Bernardino counties, San Diego & Imperial counties, California, Kentucky, New York City, Upstate New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, & Washington DC Capitol Region just to mention a few.
If you wish to join or form a security union at your workplace them please join the United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benefit Association the true authority of Law Enforcement, Protective Service Officers, Special Police Officers, Security Police Officers, Nuclear Security Officers, K9 Handlers, Security Officers, Security Guards and Security Professionals nationwide. Contact us today @ 1-800-516-0094 or visit our website @ www.LEOSPBA.org
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