2020 LEOSU-CA / Paragon Los Angeles Leadership Committee Meeting Was a Success
There is an old saying " UNIONS are NOT a Spectator Sport. UNIONS Require Participation. Involvement is the KEY to Success"
On December 4, 2020 the National Labor Relations Board has just certified the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU-CA as the exclusive collective bargaining agent for the 340 Paragon Systems, Inc protective service officers in Los Angeles California which included all full- time and regular part -time armed and unarmed security officers employed by the Employer performing guard duties as defined by Section 9(b)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act pursuant to contract HSCEW9-08-Q-00006, or any successor contract covering the same facilities and services, between the Employer and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the provision of security services at certain federal facilities in the Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas.
Wasting no time on December 12, 2020, The Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU-CA, LEOS-PBA Paragon Los Angeles Leadership Committee met using the video conference program Zoom. LEOSU-CA Organizing Director Steve Maritas chaired the meeting attended by at least 15 Los Angeles Paragon leadership committee members. First order of business was to discuss the the switch over from their present healthcare provider to the company's plan effective January 1, 2021 and our goal of bringing in a Kaiser Permanente healthcare plan as well as several other affordable plans. In addition to the above, the leadership committee discussed upcoming local union elections, changing the local number from Local 3 to LEOSU-CA Local 1, assuming the old CBA prior to negotiating a new CBA in 2021, and how we can better communicate with both management and the membership through labor management zoom meetings and online membership meetings just to name a few issues. This 2 hour zoom meeting which will now be monthly, will now set the course to lay the foundation to better service our members, strengthen our Union and to achieve the best possible Paragon Systems new CBA going forward.
Former Los Angeles Local 3 President Darryl Hill addresses the 2020 LEOSU-CA / Paragon Los Angeles Leadership Committee on his vision for the future of LEOSU-CA Local 1 and the membership.