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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    The large militant union in Quebec the CSN (CNTU in English) is like that. The workers of most of the downtown hotels are members of this union. They have common front strikes. They ask for the same things from all the hotels & have expiry dates for all the hotels that are the same. So when they go on strike, all go on strike. My owner is one of the few who found a way to beat them. He simply locks them out before they strike!
    US law prevents a security force from joining the same union as the other employee. This doesn't apply to security only unions, or to people who demand union representation.

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  • Lawson
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    Originally posted by ValleyOne View Post
    I have never understood the idea behind a strike. Your complaining because your not getting higher wages, so you voluntarily stop working... Ya, that'll pay the rent.
    Yeah, well when you're being paid an unfair wage, sometimes you just have to take a stand. The union here SEIU (for Mental Health Workers, not Security) was offering strikers $200 a week and I think assistance with their bills.

    The problem with security, a lot of the companies just dont care, when you're paying people $8.00/hr and they're asking for $13.00/hr, it's easier to just fire everyone and hire new workers willing to do it for the $8.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
    This is the fascinating part about SEIU. They pull unionization cards from client sites, not companies, so you have one building with 5 companies in at, and they're all striking.
    The large militant union in Quebec the CSN (CNTU in English) is like that. The workers of most of the downtown hotels are members of this union. They have common front strikes. They ask for the same things from all the hotels & have expiry dates for all the hotels that are the same. So when they go on strike, all go on strike. My owner is one of the few who found a way to beat them. He simply locks them out before they strike!

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  • ValleyOne
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    I have never understood the idea behind a strike. Your complaining because your not getting higher wages, so you voluntarily stop working... Ya, that'll pay the rent.

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  • CorpSec
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    I don't really understand the whole union thing. I know in Minnesota some cities have union guards and other don't. A Securitas guard working in Minneapolis or St. Paul is union and if you work in the suburbs you are not from the little I understand.

    I know people the work for Securitas and not even they can really explain it. It would make it tough on the company since I doubt non union guards can work at union sites and probably vice versa. That means that you would have to have union flexes and non union flexes.

    I have never been in a union and the more I hear about them it makes me more grateful of that fact.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    This is the fascinating part about SEIU. They pull unionization cards from client sites, not companies, so you have one building with 5 companies in at, and they're all striking.

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  • UtahProtectionForce
    started a topic Bay area guards strike ....

    Bay area guards strike ....

    here is a video...

    http://video.nbc11.com/player/?id=159757

    and some news links

    http://www.nbc11.com/news/14188689/detail.html
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_7070528

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