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Pittsburgh Security Guards Win $2.45-an-Hour Raise From 14 Companies

October 23, 2018

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—About 1,100 security workers in Pittsburgh have ratified a four-year contract that will raise their wages and benefits by about 23%, the Service Employees International Union announced Oct. 9. The wage increases will range from $2.45 to $2.95 an hour, Sam Williamson, a regional SEIU director, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The deal will raise the minimum pay to about $14.20 an hour by 2022, up from an average of $12.54. SEIU 32BJ made the agreement with 14 companies that provide security for many of the city’s biggest private buildings, museums, and universities. “In a country that has been going in the opposite direction, you have given back to Pittsburgh the ability to show that workers’ rights matter,” Mayor Bill Peduto told SEIU members. Pittsburgh security guards won their first union contract in 2015. Read more


October 23, 2018

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