An Ounce of Prevention — Read more about SEIU & Raising Standards in the Security Industry


With more than 50 years of experience in the private security industry, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the nation’s largest union of security officers, representing more than 60,000 security professionals nationwide.

SEIU members protect office buildings, government offices, universities, apartments, stadiums, arenas, airports, and other facilities in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Working in partnership with security contractors and their clients, SEIU has developed a market-wide approach to raising security industry standards that allows contractors to compete based on safety, service and reliability, rather than reduced wages and benefits. Our approach guarantees officers the freedom to form a union without putting security contractors or their clients at a competitive disadvantage. Since 2014 alone, more than 11,000 new security officers have united in SEIU.

By improving jobs, strengthening training, and toughening legislative standards, we are helping to create the good jobs our communities need while guaranteeing quality security services clients can rely on.

Download the full document here: An Ounce of Prevention