SECURITY UNIONSMore Protective Service Officers Vote to Join LEOS-PBA

Published 15 May 2023

More Paragon Systems’ Protective Service Officers (PSOs) are voting to have the United Federation LEOS-PBA represent them. In recent elections in Boston, Atlanta, and El Paso. PSOs voted to join LEOSPBA.

There appears to be a trend: More Paragon Systems’ Protective Service Officers (PSOs) are voting to have the United Federation LEOS-PBA represent them.

Last month, in an NLRB election, 19 members out of 363 Paragon Systems PSOs in Georgia voted to stay with SPFPA  the rest voted to join LEOS-PBA.

Back in December, LEOS-PBA had filed for an NLRB election to represent the 160 Boston Paragon PSO officers. SPFPA has filed an objection to the election.

In El Paso, Texas, 150 Paragon Systems PSOs are voting to have LEOS-PBA as their representatives.

In March, in Atlanta, Georgia, the full-time and regular part-time sergeants performing guard duties, employed by Chenega Global Protection and assigned to providing guard services for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at a number of CDC facilities in Atlanta Georgia, have voted unanimously in favor of union representation by the United Federation LEOS-PBA.

Prior to the mail ballot election, Chenega Global Protection argued that the petitioned-for unit was inappropriate because the sergeants are supervisors under Section 2(11) of the National Labor Relations Act (Act).

LEOS-PBA argued, however, that the sergeants were performing guard duties, as defined in Section 9(b)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act. LEOS-PBA went before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the NLRB ruled in favor of LEOS-PBA, and ordered the election to go through.

Charles Strebeck, president of the LEOS-PBA, said: “We were happy that the NLRB realized that these Chenega Global Protection, LLC Sergeants were actually lead officers vs 2/11 supervisors which would of prohibited them from unionizing under the NLRA. With the decision and direction election as well as the actual vote behind us, we can now focus our attention on negotiating the wages, benefits and working quotations these CDC / Chenega Global Protection, LLC Sergeants Deserve. We now welcome all of you into our United Federation LEOS-PBA family.”

In West Virginia in March, drivers and messengers for Loomis voted 22 to 1 in favor of joining LEOS-PBA.

Those eligible to vote in this election were all full-time and regular part-time drivers and messengers performing guard functions as defined by Section 9(b)(3) of the NLRA.