Twin Cities Security Officers Union Threatens Walk-Out
A union representing 2,000 security officers is moving ahead with plans for a one-day strike as early as Monday that could affect some of the Twin Cities’ biggest corporations, the Star-Tribune reports.
Contract talks broke down on Friday between the union and the seven large contractors that supply security officers to Target, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and may other corporate buildings, the article says. The union threatened it would call for a strike if no deal was reached by Sunday, but would not give precise details.
No deal was reached.
The starting salary for a security officer in the Twin Cities is $12.50 per hour. The union proposed a $1-per-hour increase two months ago, but employers have yet to make a counteroffer, union representatives say. The contract expired in December.
David Duddleston, a lawyer for the employers, says the two sides have been making progress and had already agreed to resume talks on March 12. He also says that the employers needed more time to study the union’s proposals.