SEIU Local 26 Gets Additional Support

As Twin-Cities Security Officers await a new contract, they continue to share stories of low wages and inadequate healthcare and their effects under the current contract. On February 21st, members of Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils and the faith community agreed to support them in their continued struggle.

Story submitted February 21, 2008

In the SEIU's latest press release, dated March 6th, Twin Cities security companies ABM, Allied Barton, American, Securitas, and Viking continue to deny security officers and their families affordable health insurance in the ongoing bargaining process.

Nearly 800 security officers who protect the majority of Minneapolis and Saint Paul office buildings have been bargaining for affordable health care and better training standards for public safety. Currently, just thirteen out of the nearly 800 officers are enrolled in family health insurance and just 17% are enrolled in any health plan at all through their employer. The officers have been bargaining with their employers for over three months, and have been working without a contract since January 1.