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Paragon Systems Protective Service Officers PSO's Nationwide are Joining United Federation LEOS-PBA

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

From Boston Massachesutes to El Paso Texas, Hawaii to Georgia Paragon System Inc protective service officers PSO's nationwide are either presently waiting for an NLRB election date, waiting for their open period to start to switch unions and/or are in the process of signing up with the United Federation LEOS-PBA the fastest growing Paragon System Inc protective service officers PSO's 9(b)3 security unions in the nation today.

At the present time our Union is waiting on the NLRB to set an election date for two (2) Paragon Systems Inc sites with over 300 Paragon protective service officers PSO's working in Boston Massachusetts as well as El Paso Texas.

A Nationwide Exit from Hickey/SPIT-FA has begun for Paragon PSO's nationwide!

The United Federation LEOS-PBA organizing team is working with several SPIT-FA Paragon groups from around the country who are looking to leave David Hickey's SPIT-FA security guard Union to join our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association. This includes Boston, El Paso Texas, Hawaii, Idaho, Vermont, Idaho, North Carolina, Washington DC region and Georgia just to name a few.

Boston Paragon PSO's are now looking to leave Dave Hickey's SPIT-FA Union to join the United Federation LEOS-PBA union.

United Federation LEOS-PBA President Charles Strebeck had noted " We will be more than happy to assist any and all Paragon System Inc PSO groups especially Boston & El Paso Texas who are presently awaiting election dates as well as Hawaii, Idaho, & Georgia who are looking to leave Dave Hickey's crumbling, no service SPIT-FA union".

Presently our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA represents the biggest Paragon System Inc Protective Service Officers contracts within the United States as well as negotiating some of the best contracts with the highest wages for our members. This includes Los Angeles, with a pay rate of $37.97 per hour San Diego with a wage rate $37.23 and New York @ $33.50 per hour and the above does NOT include health and welfare money which is separate.

When you compare other Union contracts you will see that the United Federation LEOS-PBA's Paragon System Inc PSO wage rates are far below what our Union has achieved. As a matter of fact both the SPIT-FA and ugsoa Paragon never even reach a hourly rate of $30.00 or more while our United Federation LEOS-PBA Paragon contracts far exceed this $30.00 an hour wage rate. See below.

The United Federation LEOS-PBA has negotiated wage increases from $26.67 per hour to $33.50 per hour or $6.83 wage increase over a two year period on behalf of NYC Paragon PSO's. including a $3.00 wage increase back on October 1, 2022. The highest wage increase Paragon PSO's in NYC or anywhere around the country have ever received. No other security union SPIT-FA or UGSOA can make these same claims!

Los Angeles Hourly Wage Rate $37.97 - UFLEOS
Orange County CA - Wage Rate $37.97 - UFLEOS
San Diego Hourly Wage Rate $37.23 - UFLEOS
Washington DC Wage Rate $34.36 - UFLEOS
New York City Hourly Wage Rate $33.50 - UFLEOS
Boston Hourly Wage Rate $27.90 - SPIT-FA
Maine & New Hampshire Hourly Wage rate $25.56 UGSOA
Vermont Hourly Wage Rate $25.55 - SPIT-FA
El Paso Texas Wage Rate $22.91 - SPIT-FA
Please Note: the same Paragon PSO's on the El Paso Texas contact make less than the El Paso Texas Rate of $22.91.
North Carolina Hourly Wage Rate $20.11 - SPIT-FA
Wyoming Hourly Wage rate $17.21 to $18.83 UGSOA

Hawaii Hourly Wage Rates Effective December 1, 2022: SPIT-FA

91-1300 Enterprise Ave, Kapolei, Hawaii: $28.45.

All other Hawaii locations: $26.45 Hourly Wage Rate - Which is $2.00 LESS than $28.45 per hour & is the majority of PSO's.

Guam/Saipan/American Samoa: $20.06 per hour - Which is $8.39 LESS than $28.45 per hour then those paid under the same contract @ 91-1300 Enterprise Ave, Kapolei, Hawaii, while still being on the same contract. What is WRONG with this Picture SPIT-FA?


The game works like this. Dave Hickey SPIT-FA is unable to negotiate any type of significant wage increase as in the case of the Paragon PSO's in Boston, El Paso Texas & Hawaii so what does Hickey do?

Hickey uses his magical magician sleight of hand skills and then proceeds to negotiate with the employer, taking a portion of a Paragon PSO's health & welfare money which is already being paid to them by the company and now directs that this money appear as wages. Once this happens SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey now boasts he was successful in negotiating a higher wage increase then what was really negotiated. This is the Paul to Pay Peter 3 Shell (Con) Game Scam. See below.

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In El Paso Texas SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey did the same shell (CON) game magician trick to the underpaid Paragon PSO's in El Paso. See below.

As you can see above these Paragon PSO's from El Paso Texas were making $21.17 per hour and as July 1, 2022 they would be making $22.91 per hour. This would appear to be a $1.74 dollar raise per hour and a very good raise. However things do not appear to be what they should be.

When we look at the perfect 3 Shell (CON) Game Magic Trick performed by Dave Hickey & company above you will notice that the these Paragon PSO's from El Paso Texas were making $5,80 (five dollar and eighty cents) per hour in their Health & Welfare which $4.52 will be diverted to the SPIT-FA plan and $1.28 shall be contributed to the SPIT-FA retirement 401(k) plan.

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Effective July 1, 2022: A total of $4.80, of which $4.80 will be diverted to the SPIT-FA plan. So where did the Extra $1.00 that was previously being paid into the Health & Welfare go?

Remember these Paragon El Paso PSO's were receiving $5.80 an hour into their H&W and now are only receiving $4.80.

So where did the Extra H&W Dollar $1.00 go to?

The Extra H&W went directly from Paul to Pay Peter in the way of wages. So instead of receiving $1.74 Wage Increase as it appears in this SHELL GAME these Paragon PSO's for El Paso Texas only actually received a $0.74 cent raise vs a $1.74 cent raise. Now you witnessed SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey's Shell (CON) Game Magic Trick!

Please NOTE: The United Federation LEOS-PBA Has NEVER done this on any Paragon Contract. All our Wage Increases were the result of straight up negotiations. $3.00 in New York City - $2.00 in Los Angeles $1.80 in San Diego. You can expect the same or similar results in both Boston & El Paso Texas once we are elected by the membership!

Hickey Union SPIT-FA did the same thing in Hawaii whereby he took $0.70 cents from these Paragon PSO's in Hawaii and told them this was part of you raise. These Paragon PSO's from Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa have already been in contact with our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA seeking to leave Hickey's failing SPIT-FA union later this year.

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In Georgia SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey did the same shell (CON) game magician trick to the Paragon PSO's in Georgia. See below.

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You may be interested in finding our more about how SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey increased his salary by $100,000 THOUSAND DOLLARS from $177,558 to $278,370 according to the last two LM forms filed by him with the Department of Labor.

Also don't forget to see how SPIT-FA President Dave Hickey has over 1.4 Million $$$$ in his Personal Union Pension account all paid for by his members dues money!

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 @

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United Federation LEOS-PBA (202) 595-3510


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