Richmond, Virginia – On January 24, 2017, Fifty two Allied Universal armed and unarmed security officers working at various sites throughout the city of Richmond, which includes City Hall, voted to Unionize with the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU-DC) in a landslide victory, with the employer Allied Universal receiving only 4 total votes.
LEOSU-DC Organizing Director Steve Maritas, noted that from the onset of this campaign these Allied Universal Richmond security officers set a course to unionize and never looked back, after their employer Allied Universal, had notified them back on December 10, 2016, that these Allied Universal Richmond officers were going to lose their vacation benefits as well as their 401k benefits as part of a nationwide company policy change as noted in their 2017 Allied Universal Employee Handbook.
Within 2 days of this special meeting of Allied Universal Richmond security officers, the union, LEOSU-DC filed an NLRB election to represent these Allied Universal Richmond security officers. Immediately upon the filing of this election Allied Universal reinstated the benefits it had taken from these Allied Universal Richmond security officers, claiming it was a mistake as noted in this Allied Universal letter.
Since the publishing of our original post on December 13, 2016 – Allied Universal Security Officers in Richmond Virginia Get Their Vacation and 401k Benefits Back after LEOSU-DC Files an Election with the NLRB to Represent Them the union has received many calls from Allied Universal security officers claiming they to have lost their vacation benefits as part of the new 2017 Allied Universal nationwide policy.
In addition to the vacation benefits being taken away, many Allied Universal security officers from around the country have also noted the low pay they are receiving. In Richmond Virginia the armed Allied Universal Richmond security officers working on the city contract are only making $13.50 per hour. While the unarmed Allied Universal Richmond security officers are only making $10.00 per hour.
This is not a living wage, this is more like poverty wages and we plan to bring our fight for $15 to the attention of Richmond, VA Mayor Levar M. Stoney, noted Maritas.
With the low povety wages being paid both the armed and unarmed Allied Universal security officers in Richmond, Virginia as well as around the country, the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU), started its own fight for $15 campaign, mirroring the fast food workers fight, on behalf of all Allied Universal security officers nationwide. The website for our fight for $15 campaign can be found here @ www.FIGHTFOR15NOW.COM
The Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU) and its affiliated divisions will continue to do educational meetings like the one above for Allied Universal Officers above in Richmond, Virginia to help better educate Allied Universal nationwide. This would also apply to any other security guard group who are interested in joining or forming a security union, with LEOSU, educating you on your rights to join a security guard union, as well as the benefits of joining a security guard union, like the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU).
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