Has its Privileges Form A Union Today

For far to long security guard professionals have had no political power or voice on the job.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are approximately 1,103,120, security guard professionals working in the United States today.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the (Median) Hourly Wage of security guards within the United States is $14.29 per hour, $29,730 annually, many of the security guard professionals from around the country we have spoken to, make far less than (Median) Hourly Wage of $14.29. This is direct result that the majority of the one million plus security guard professionals are unorganized and remain  as individual "AT-WILL" employees without a voice, collective bargaining rights and/or union representation. 

One of the reasons for this is, that there is only a handful of unions in the United States today that can be certified by the National Labor Relations Board to represent security guard professionals for the purposes of collective bargaining.

Under the National Labor Relations Act, Section 9(b)3 it clearly defines what type of union a security guard professional can join.

The National Labor Relations Act dictates that, “any individual employed as a guard to enforce against employees and other persons rules to protect property of the employer or to protect the safety of persons on the employer's premises; but no labor organization shall be certified as the representative of employees in a bargaining unit of guards if such organization admits to membership, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with an organization which admits to membership, employees other than guards”.

The Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association LEOS-PBA and its affiliated Unions LEOSU & LEOSU-DC is just one of a dozen unions within the United States, recognized as a certifiable 9(b)3 Security Union in compliance with the NLRA.

If you wish to start or form a security union at your location, please fill out the form on the right.

 LEOS-PBA  vision & mission:


“To promote standards and professionalism for private law enforcement officers, special police officers, protective service officers, security officers and within the contract security industry, participate in federal and state legislative and policy on issues affecting private security, advocate for raising standards at the federal, state and local level for the licensing of private security firms and the registration, screening and training of security officers, increase public awareness of the important role and function of private security as a vital complement to public law enforcement, and publicize the valuable services provided by hundreds of thousands of private law enforcement, special police officers, protective service officers, security officers across the country.

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