Security Officers Union to take to the streets,
rally for living wage and healthcare benefits
The SEIU Local 24/7 Security officers' union will hold a weeklong
beginning September 24. The union is calling for a living wage
and healthcare benefits.
Photos by John
September 18, 2007
Bay Area Security Officers Union SEIU Local 24/7 will take to
the streets next week in an action to secure a living wage and
SEIU Local 24/7 workers are the lowest paid workers in the commercial
property services industry, making less than building engineers,
window cleaners, janitors, and parking attendants.
The average income for a security officer in the Bay Area is
less than $24,000 per year.
Human rights activists, students, community leaders, ministers
and congregations have scheduled a one-week rally at One Front
St. at the corner of Front and Market St. beginning September
Rallies are scheduled to take place between 12-2pm and 4-6pm
daily. Morning rallies are also scheduled to occur between 7:30-9am.
The rallies will take aim at the largest property owners in San
Francisco, including Morgan Stanley and Shorenstein and Hines,
to compensate security officers with a living wage and decent
On Saturday SEIU Local 24/7 voted overwhelmingly to authorize
an unfair labor practice strike if necessary.
"We are ready to strike," said Bay Area security officer
Marcia Duncan. "If that's what it's going to take then we
Bay Area security guard Marcia Duncan
SEIU Local 24/7's vote has been endorsed by the San Francisco
State Senator Carol Migden, Supervisors Chris Daly and Michaela
Alioto-Pier are in support of the union's action.