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The Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU, United Federation LEOS-PBA has done it again by negotiating the highest single wage increase for the Paragon Protective Service officers PSO’s in New York City in the history of this contract after the our Union was successful in negotiating a $3.00 wage increase.
In addition to the above our Union was successful in increasing these Paragon Systems New York City PSO’s health & welfare rate as well as increasing the payrate of a top secret clearance an additional $3.00 an hour over and above their $33.50 an hour rate.
When the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU, United Federation LEOS-PBA originally organized this unit 2 years ago these Paragon Systems New York City PSO’s were making $26.67 per hour and were the lowest paid PSO’s in New York City. To date they are now the highest paid PSO’s in New York City. NotedCharles Chip Strebeck President of the United Federation
8/12/2022 – The United Federation LEOS-PBA and its Los Angeles Local 1 Executive Board met with Paragon Systems, Inc President Les Kaciban yesterday by Zoom for negotiations to discuss upcoming wage & health and welfare increases on behalf of 400 plus Los Angeles PSO’s.
In an unprecedented negotiations, the United Federation LEOS-PBA and its Los Angeles Local 1 Executive Board was able to negotiate a wage increase of $2.00 an hour which will increase these Paragon Systems Los Angeles PSO’s hourly rate from $35.92 to $37.92 an hour effective October 1, 2022 and a $0.25 cent wage increase in their health & welfare from $5.00 an hour to $5.25 an hour which totals a $2.25 dollar total increase amounting to a 6.3% wage increase, $4,680.00 total increase per year based on 2,080 hours.
The original offer on the table was a $1.00 increase plus $0.25 cents in the health and welfare. However after the Local 1 Executive Board spoke with Paragon President Les Kaciban about how the job has become more difficult to do as well as the cost of living rising in the area, he agreed to give the PSO’s in Los Angeles an extra dollar.
Below is the Old CBA we just found going back to 2007. Back then the Los Angeles PSO’s were making only $23.00 an hour and the Health & Welfare was $3.00 an hour. From the period from October 1, 2007 until October 1, 2020 your wages increased to $23.00 to $34.54 which equals to $11.54 in a 13 year period or a $0.88 cent raise per year. Since our Union came in we were successful in brining your wages up from $34.54 an hour to $37.92 in just two wage increases and your Health & Welfare from $4.85 per hour to $5.25 per hour with more to come.
“This is the highest wage increase we have every received on this contract from any union on this Los Angeles contract. noted Paragon System PSO & UFLEOS- PBA California Director Anthony Rodriquez
“We were lucky if we received a $0.75 cent raise each year from our prior union. Now under the United Federation LEOS-PBA our PSO’s will be receiving a $2.25 cent increase a 6.3% wage increase in one jump” noted Michael Nugiud Local 1 President.
In addition to receiving a $2.25 the Paragon System PSO’s in Riverside & San Bernardino effective October 1, 2022 will now be become part of the Los Angeles contract which will now bring their hourly wages up an additional $2.37 cents per hour as well as receiving and additional Health & Welfare increase of $0.40 cents an hour for a total of a 8% wage increase.
A few months back the United Federation was also successful in negotiating a Kaiser health plan which offered better benefits at a lower monthly cost to our members.
We wish to thank Paragon Systems, Inc President Les Kaciban for his understanding in agreeing to this generous offer and we look forward to working with him and his team moving forward as well as the Local 1 Los Angeles California Executive Board.