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    Last November our Security Trainer was all excited about a bill signed into law by our Govenor that would provide tax benefits to companies that hired guards that went through a new homeland security training program. For us it would mean higher pay. Nothing seems to have come of this. Does anyone know any details about this bill.

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    This bill was proposed by the SEIU Local 32BJ in NYC. Basically large office buildings would get a $3000 dollar credit per security officer who recv'd at least 40 hours of training. Supposedly it was a post-911 way to increase security effectiveness. But the credit would only apply to bldgs. whose officers were working under a union contract and making at least $ 9.50 per hour. Who holds all the contracts? The SEIU. Who runs the 40 hour course for officers covered by this bill? Yup, the SEIU. Non-union bldgs and officers need not apply. So for a business owner and the union its a win-win situation. The union gets appx. $ 795.00 a head for thier "training" and the has a stranglehold on the security, the owner gets 3 grand a head off paid for by the taxpayer. The SEIU is notorious around here for strongarm tactics and economic blackmail, needless to say I find them and thier union reps less than tasteful. Hope this info helps.
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    • #3
      Ok, this is the Safe-and-Secure New York thing. I've read their training course. Its a rehash of the Florida course, removing any semblance of officer safety (such as special concerns for security), and replacing it with "Customer Service."

      The SEIU scares me. My thoughts on them are apparant. They want to unionize the security industry as "just another service industry," instead of a profession.
      Some Kind of Commando Leader

      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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      • #4
        Interesting, I had not heard of this at all. New York's Security Guard Licensing Act of 1992 is a scam anyway. It's all about money. Don't try to tell me it's about training because each guard only gets 8 hours of initial formal training and another 8 hours a year, what a joke.

        My employer mandates 640 hours of training before being allowed to work on your own.

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        • #5
          ^ You have to take the 16-hour training course within 90 days of employment. However they don't do it site specific anymore. The 16-hour class is basically the 8 hour course elaborated. In NY you have a total of 24hrs training.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LavianoTS386
            ^ You have to take the 16-hour training course within 90 days of employment. However they don't do it site specific anymore. The 16-hour class is basically the 8 hour course elaborated. In NY you have a total of 24hrs training.
            Oh, when I took it 4 years ago, it was site-specific.

            I'm currently working with an expired license, but I guess it's ok because my renewal is going through. I'm kinda worried about it though, it's been a month and I haven't heard anything. I looked my name up on the DOS website and it doesn't return anything, so the renewal hasn't posted yet - I hope my employer sent it all off properly.
            Last edited by Jackhole; 05-24-2006, 01:08 AM.

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