SEIU United Service Workers West unites property service workers across California to build strong communities, support access to quality, affordable health care for everyone, and to restore the American Dream.

Silicon Valley Service Workers ‘Storm’ Apple for Good Jobs

The Bay Area’s storm of the century closed school districts across the region, but it couldn’t stop security officers from marching with the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Apple headquarters—or from delivering 20,000 signatures from their supporters! “There’s another face of …

Securing Better Jobs for Veterans

Asked about the quality of security work in Oakland, U.S. Navy veteran John Robinson will tell you that security officers have come a long way since the days when the job paid $6.50 an hour without benefits. He credits the …

SEIU-USWW and Menzies Aviation announce health and safety partnership at LAX

The Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) and Menzies Aviation are pleased to announce the formation of a new and unique partnership which aims to create a gold standard initiative to promote safe working conditions for ramp …

Join service workers in tech who are rising up!

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At Apple Stores Nationwide, Protestors Expose “Invisible Workforce” Behind iPhone 6

With the iPhone6 debuting in retail stores across the country, security officers and their supporters educated customers at Apple Stores across the country about big tech’s economic toll on struggling service workers who contribute to the industry’s success. As part …

The Washington Post: Apple and Other Tech Giants Are “Bad Neighbors” to Security Workers, Bay Area Community

As Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the company’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, activists from SEIU United Service Workers West and the community rallied outside the event to call on the tech giant to do …

LAX Workers and Widow of Cesar Valenzuela Call for Good, Safe Jobs at CA Assembly Hearing

Airport workers from Menzies Aviation and the widow of Cesar Valenzuela, who died while working at LAX earlier this year, called for good, safe jobs at LAX at today’s California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment hearing.

Security Officers React to “Dream Crusher”: An Online Game that Sheds Light on Growing Income Inequality in Silicon Valley

“While I usually enjoy the problem-solving aspect of video games, I grew increasingly frustrated with Dream Crusher because I knew that it was more than just an unbeatable game. It’s my real life,” said Ben Ortiz after playing Dream Crusher, …

Security Officers, Community Supporters Urge Apple to Pay Taxes for Bay Area Upkeep

As millions of Americans pay our taxes today, Bay Area security officers and community supporters called on Apple Inc. to pay taxes on some of an estimated $102 billion the company is holding overseas. Activists gathered outside a San Francisco …

Secure Good Jobs for All of San Diego

As the national debate over income inequality rages on, San Diego security officers joined local elected officials, faith, labor and community groups to launch their campaign for good jobs in the security industry. Detailed in a new report, “Secure Good …

Guess Who Showed Up on the Red Carpet at the Oscars?

Dozens of security officers and community supporters took over the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28th just as their counterparts in Northern California were protesting at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting. The security officers were protesting …

A tragedy at LAX

Support the fund for the family of Cesar Augusto Valenzuela’s family. On friday, February 21, Cesar was killed, working for Menzies Aviation at LAX

NPR: Silicon Valley Security Officers Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Last week, a story ran on National Public Radio that sheds light on a symptom of rising inequality in Silicon Valley: security subcontractors at major tech companies like Google and Apple are perpetuating bad jobs that hurt working families in …

Silicon Valley Thrives When Everyone—From Tech Workers to Security Officers— is Paid What They’re Worth

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What Kind of Jobs Are Veterans Coming Home To?

As America thanks the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform this Veterans Day, the Service Employees International Union’s Stand for Security – the nation’s largest security officers union – released a report on working conditions for 230,000 veterans in the mostly low-wage security industry.

New UC Berkeley Report on Declining Wages at US Airports and Impact on Safety & Security

UC Berkeley released a new report today on the “substantial increase in outsourcing which has undercut job security and lowered wages” at America’s airports and how “the transformation of self-sustaining middle-class airline careers to low-wage outsourced jobs not only hurts workers and their communities, but also may negatively affect the safety, security, and efficiency of airports.”

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s going on in our airports?

The story of how poverty jobs hit our airports as you’ve never seen it before – and good news – there’s something we can do about it.

Investigate Universal Protection Service

How safe is Universal Protection Service? Find out why Cal/OSHA fined them $20,270 for serious failures in San Diego…

Los Angeles Security Officers Ratify Four-Year Agreement to Raise Industry Standards, Improve more than 2,000 Jobs

In a major victory for more than 2,000 security officers united in SEIU-USWW, workers ratified a four-year agreement reached with private security contractors that will raise security industry standards and improve jobs throughout Los Angeles.

Bay Area Security Officers Ratify Four-Year Agreement to Raise Industry Standards, Improve Nearly 5,000 Jobs

In a major victory for nearly 5,000 security officers united in SEIU-USWW, workers Wednesday night ratified a four-year agreement reached last week with private security contractors that will raise security industry standards and improve jobs throughout the Bay area.