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‘This Is What A Union Can Do For Workers:’ Detroit Security Guards Get $15 An Hour After Striking, With Help From The Service Employees International Union

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019
by Andrea Perez Balderrama/The Detroit Free Press
‘This Is What A Union Can Do For Workers:’ Detroit Security Guards Get $15 An Hour After Striking, With Help From The Service Employees International Union

(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – Non-Union Security Guards employed at Bedrock-owned buildings in Downtown Detroit have found out their third-party employer, SecurAmerica, plans on increasing their wages to $15 per hour, said Izabela Miltko-Ivkovich, Communications Director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1.

The raise came last week, in the form of an e-mailed memo obtained by The Detroit Free Press, after the Security Guards made the news last month with a one-day Strike and walkout. 

The Security Guards took to the streets to fight for Unionizing Rights and living wages.

Some were getting paid as little as $11 an hour according to SEIU Local 1, the Union that helped organize the Strike. 

“Our Unfair Labor Practice Strike showed SecurAmerica ‘we are serious about winning a better future for ourselves and our families, and higher pay is the first step on that path,’" Security Officer Rudolph T. Muhammad said in a statement released by SEIU Local 1. 

To Read This Labor News Story In Its Entirety, Go To: www.freep.com/story/news/local/detroit-reborn/2019/07/05/detroit-bedrock-security-guards-strike-raise-union/1660721001/

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