Updated: Oct 17
October 12th 2023 San Diego California - The United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association on behalf of its affiliated Union LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SECURITY UNIONS (“LEOSU-CA”), LEOS-PBA was successful in achieving what no other 9(b)3 security union has done on behalf of the Paragon Systems, Inc protective service officers PSO's anywhere in the country. Which was successfully negotiating a base wage rate per hour of forty $40.00 dollars or more per hour for both the Paragon PSO's in both Los Angeles and San Diego, California, which does not include Health & Welfare contributions.
On August 9th our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA was successful in negotiating a forty dollar and fifty cent ($40.57) an hour base rate on behalf of the Paragon PSO's in Los Angeles bringing their wages up from $37.92 to $40.57 per hour which does not include Health & Welfare contributions.. This amounted to a $2.65 cent wage increase plus an additional $0.25 cents in their H&W from $5.25 per hour to $5.50 per hour. In total this was an unprecedented $2.90 cent wage increase for the year compared to the usual $0.90 cent yearly wage increases they typically received from their prior union SPiT-FA headed by Dave Hickey out of Roseville, Michigan.
On October 12th our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA was successful once again in negotiating a forty $40.00 dollar an hour base wage rate effective January 1, 2024 on behalf of the Paragon Systems, Inc PSO's in San Diego. bringing their wages up from $37.23 to $40.00 dollars an hour. This amounted to a $2.77 cent wage increase plus an additional $0.25 cents in their H&W from $5.10 per hour to $5.35 per hour. In total this was an unprecedented $3.02 cent wage increase for this coming year compared to the usual $0.60 cent yearly wage increases they typically received from their prior union SPiT-FA headed by Dave Hickey. Both the Los Angeles & San Diego yearly wage increases for this year were the highest wage increases that either of these Paragon PSO units have ever seen in its history, A record we are proud of.
Charles Chip Strebeck President of the United Federation LEOS-PBA stated " We are very excited that we were the first and only 9(b)3 security Union in the country to successfully negotiate a base wage rate of $40.00 dollars or more an hour not once but twice on behalf of Paragon PSO's in both Los Angeles and now San Diego. No other Paragon PSO site in the country is making anywhere near $40.00 or more an hour. In addition, this is the highest wage increases these California PSO's have ever seen since unionizing years back. I commend our Organizing Director and Paragon lead negotiator Steve Maritas for his successful negotiating skills in these California negotiations, which will now lead the way for other Paragon PSO / locations from around the country to begin their way towards a $40.00 dollar or more an hour base wage rate which does not include Health & Welfare contributions" noted Strebeck.
Back on June 5, 2023 our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA was successful in winning the Paragon Systems, Inc NLRB election in Boston who were previously represented by SPiT-FA. Due to frivolous objections to this election filed by SPiT-FA the certification of this election was delayed until August 18th, 2023. With little time to spare just 12 days in meeting the government deadline to submit this years wage increases which SPiT-FA FAILED to do allowing their Boston CBA to expire back on March 15th 2023, our Union immediately sprung into action and was successful in negotiating the highest wage increases the Paragon Boston PSO's have ever seen. An unprecedented 11.8 wage increase for this year. You can read all about it below on our blog.
Back in June 2023 our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA was also successful in negotiating the highest wage increase ever on behalf of the Paragon PSO's in Kentucky a $2.70 cent wage increase, You can read more about this story on our blog below.
On October 23, 2023 the 140 Paragon PSO's in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa will soon have their opportunity to join our United Federation LEOS-PBA family with the National Labor Relations Board NLRB counts the official ballots in this election which will decide if this Paragon unit wishes to remain with their present union SPiT-FA or vote in favor of joining our Union United Federation LEOS-PBA Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Based on our reports this should be another landslide election in favor of joining the United Federation LEOS-PBA.
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, Correctional Officers, Special Police Officers, Security Police Officers, Nuclear Security Officers, K9 Handlers, Event Security, Transportation Security Officers TSO's, Security Officers, Security Guards and Security Professionals nationwide. Contact us today @ 1-800-516-0094 or visit our website @ www.LEOSPBA.org Organizing: 1-800-516-0094
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