Skip to main content

Security guards reach tentative contract agreement

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

About 2,000 Twin Cities security guards came to a tentative agreement with six contractors after a one-day strike.

The Star Tribune reports Service Employees International Union Local 26 went back to the bargaining table with G4S, AllliedBarton, Securitas, Viking Security, ABM Security and Whelan and reached a deal late Thursday that includes a wage increase.

On average, security officers make $12.30 per hour. The tentative contract increases pay $1.20 over three years.

The deal also protects hundreds of full-time jobs from being reclassified to part-time and, the Pioneer Press says, suburban security guards will get employer-based health care coverage for the first time, and all officers secured an additional day of sick leave.

Before Wednesday's strike, the union struck a deal with St. Paul-based American Security, the largest of the seven service providers.

Next Up

police lights

Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say

A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase

Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

covid, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21

Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.

minneapolis police

Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.

canada bodies found 2

Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border

A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 8.42.40 AM

Man shot while driving on I-394 in St. Louis Park

The driver and his bullet-riddled SUV wound up outside the DoubleTree hotel in St. Louis Park.

Mall of America

Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022

The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 7.29.00 AM

Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan

Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.

walz flanagan lorie shaull flickr

Gov. proposes 'Walz Checks' for most Minnesotans

The governor wants to use $700 million of the state's surplus to fund the payments.

Hutch crash booking photo

Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign

"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.

Related

Steelworkers reach tentative agreement with AcelorMittal

A tentative agreement has been reached between U.S. Steelworkers and AcelorMittal Saturday, affecting about 300 workers in Virginia, Minn. More than 1,000 workers at United Taconite in Eveleth and Hibbing Taconite agreed to go back to the bargaining table with Cliffs Natural Resources in October.