If you choose to join a union like LEOSU-DC, there are a variety of benefits available for members. While union benefits depend on the union's collective bargaining agreements, they typically include increased wages, sick days, holidays, vacation days, better healthcare and retirement benefits and safer working conditions.
The first step in achieving higher wages, better benefits, better working conditions, job security and RESPECT starts with negotiations.
Our experienced negotiators and team specialize both in service contact act contracts as well as private security contracts in al areas and industries and are available to assist you and your fellow law enforcement & security police officers in negotiating a fair contract that will grant you the wages, benefits, working conditions and the RESPECT you deserve.
Here are just a few of the benefits we are entitled to negotiate for by law on behalf of you and your fellow officers once we are certified to represent you.
@ Higher Wages
@ Sick Days
@ Holiday Pay
@ Vacation Days
@ Shift Differential
@ Guaranteed 40 Hour Work Week
@ Full-Time Benefits after 32 Hours
@ Minimum Starting Rate $15.00 per hour
@ Elimination of Mandatory Overtime
@ Adequate and Safer Staffing Levels
@ Grievance and Arbitration Procedure
@ Better Training Programs
@ Protection Against Unjust Firings
@ Better Working Conditions
@ Seniority Rights
@ Fair Treatment
@ A Written Union Contract
@ Union Representation
@ Legal Representation
@ Balancing of Power
@ Job Security
@ A Voice on the Job
Besides increased pay, many workers choose to join a union for job security. Although laws were established to ensure all workers receive a standard set of rights, non-union workers may be hesitant to assert these rights because of their "at-will" employment status. Being an "at-will" employee means you can be fired at any time for any reason or none at all. In many unions, however, the employer must show proof of incompetence or wrongdoing before disciplining an employee. In addition to the above those who work in a "Right-To-Work" state will typically make $5,333/yr less than in free bargaining states.
Union contracts have several more rights that members can enjoy, including:
Protection against being disciplined twice for the same offense, also known as double jeopardy
Representation during an employer investigation and employee appeal
Due process in the administration of discipline and firing
Protection against being required to be a witness against yourself
Objective standards in promotion and discharge decisions
Objective definitions of expertise, merit and productivity
Also, through collective bargaining, workers can hope for basic benefits such as:
Healthcare and retirement benefits
Fairness in decisions regarding promotion and assignment
The right to privacy in one's personal life and relief from search and seizure of personal effects at work
The ability to file a grievance to settle complaints that the employer has breached or misinterpreted the contract
"The Only Time an Employer RESPECTS its Employees
is When They Vote YES to UNIONIZE!"
"This is when the POWER Shifts from the Employer to YOU!"
LEOSU DC Health Benefits, Retirement Benefits Legal Benefits
As a member of LEOSU-DC, you too can enjoy the many benefits other union members now enjoy. Through participation agreements with various union health trust funds negotiated by the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU), LEOSU & LEOSU-DC members can now enjoy such benefits as: Hospitalization Benefits, Major Medical Benefits, Prescription Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision & Optical Benefits, Retirement Benefits and much much more.