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INTERNATIONAL UNION,

S ECURITY,

P OLICE &                 

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P ROFESSIONALS OF

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AMALGAMATED LOCAL 506(SPFPA )

REGION # 6


SPFPA

WELCOME TO ALL LOCAL 506 (SPFPA) MEMBERS!!!

WELCOME TO OUR WEB SITE. THIS SITE OFFERS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOCAL 506 (SPFPA), ORGANIZED IN 1972. LOCAL 506 (SPFPA) IS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO ADDRESS YOUR SECURITY OFFICER "LABOR RELATIONS" CONCERNS FOR FAIR TREATMENT AND EQUITABLE WAGES AND BENEFITS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US, CLICK ANY ITEM ON OUR MENU.

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THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT OF 1935, AMENDED IN 1947.(CLICK HERE TO SEE NLRA)

THE MOST IMPORTANT LAW FOR U.S. WORKERS IS THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT (NLRA, ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE "ACT").

THE NLRA WAS ENACTED BY CONGRESS IN 1935, AND KNOWN AS THE WAGNER ACT. IT WAS HAILED AT THE TIME AND FOR MANY YEARS AFTER AS THE MAGNA CARTA OF AMERICAN LABOR.

PREVIOUSLY, EMPLOYERS HAD BEEN FREE TO SPY ON, INTERROGATE, DISCIPLINE, DISCHARGE, AND BLACKLIST UNION MEMBERS.

NEVERTHELESS,WORKERS DURING THE 1930'S BEGAN TO ORGANIZE MILITANTLY. A GREAT STRIKE WAVE IN 1933 AND 1934 INCLUDED CITYWIDE GENERAL STRIKES AND FACTORY TAKEOVERS. THERE WERE MANY VIOLENT CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN WORKERS TRYING TO FORM INDUSTRIAL UNIONS AND THE POLICE OR PRIVATE SECURITY FORCES DEFENDING THE INTERESTS OF ANTI-UNION EMPLOYERS. MANY HISTORIANS FEEL THAT CONGRESS ADOPTED THE NLRA PRIMARILY IN THE HOPES OF AVERTING GREATER, POSSIBLY REVOLUTIONARY, LABOR UNREST.

THE NLRA GUARANTEED WORKERS THE RIGHT TO JOIN UNIONS WITHOUT FEAR OF MANAGEMENT REPRISAL. IT CREATED THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD (NLRB)TO ENFORCE THIS RIGHT AND PROHIBITED EMPLOYERS FROM COMMITTING UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES THAT MIGHT DISCOURAGE ORGANIZING OR PREVENT WORKERS FROM NEGOTIATING A UNION CONTRACT.

THE NLRA'S PASSAGE GALVANIZED WORKER ORGANIZING. SUCCESSFUL UNION CAMPAINS SOON FOLLOWED IN THE AUTOMOBILE, STEEL, ELECTRICAL, MANUFACTURING, AND RUBBER INDUSTRIES. BY 1945, UNION MEMBERSHIP REACHED 35% OF THE WORKFORCE. IN REACTION, INDUSTRIALISTS AND OTHER BUSINESS OPPONENTS OF ORGANIZED LABOR SOUGHT TO WEAKEN THE ACT. THEY SUCCEEDED IN 1947, WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE TAFT-HARTLEY ACT, WHICH ADDED PROVISIONS TO THE NLRA ALLOWING UNIONS TO BE PROSECUTED, ENJOINED, AND SUED FOR A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING MASS PICKETING AND SECONDARY BOYCOTTS.

THE LAST MAJOR REVISION OF THE NLRA OCCURRED IN 1959, WHEN CONGRESS IMPOSED FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON UNIONS IN THE LANDRUM-GRIFFIN ACT DESIGNED FOR THE REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF LABOR ORGANIZATIONS.

KEY PROVISIONS:

THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT SECTIONS OF THE NLRA ARE
SECTIONS 7, 8, AND 9.

"SECTION 7" IS THE HEART OF THE NLRA. IT DEFINES PROTECTED ACTIVITY. STRIPPED TO ITS ESSENTIALS, IT READS:

EMPLOYEES SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELF-ORGANIZATION, TO FORM, JOIN, OR ASSIST LABOR ORGANIZATIONS, TO BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY THROUGH REPRESENTATIVES OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING, AND TO ENGAGE IN OTHER CONCERTED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OR OTHER MUTUAL AID AND PROTECTION.

SECTION 7 : PROTECTS UNION AND COLLECTIVE ACTIVITY, IN ADDITION TO ORGANIZING, IT PROTECTS WORKERS WHO TAKE PART IN GRIEVANCES, ON-THE-JOB PROTESTS, PICKETING, AND STRIKES.

SECTION 8 : DEFINES EMPLOYER AND UNION UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES. FIVE TYPES OF EMPLOYER CONDUCT ARE MADE ILLEGAL:

1. EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, OR COERCION DIRECTED AGAINST UNION OR COLLECTIVE ACTIVITY (SECTION 8(A) (1).

2. EMPLOYER DOMINATION OF UNIONS (SECTION 8 (A) (2).

3. EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHO TAKE PART IN UNION OR COLLECTIVE ACTIVITIES (SECTION 8 (A) (3).

4. EMPLOYER RETALIATION FOR FILING UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGES OR COOPERATING WITH THE NLRB (SECTION 8 (A) (4).

5. EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH WITH UNION REPRESENTATIVES (SECTION 8 (A) (5).

SECTION 8
: ALSO PROHIBITS UNION UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES, INCLUDING FAILURE TO PROVIDE FAIR REPRESENTATION TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE BARGAINING UNIT.

SECTION 9: PROVIDES THAT UNIONS, IF CERTIFIED OR RECOGNIZED, ARE THE EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES OF BARGAINING UNIT MEMBERS. IT PROHIBITS THE ADJUSTMENT OF EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES UNLESS A UNION REPRESENTATIVE IS GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PRESENT. IT ALSO SETS OUT UNION SELECTION PROCEDURES.


REPRESENTING...SECURITY

THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT SECTION 9 (B) (3) - -"SECURITY OFFICERS"

SECTION 9 (B) (3) OF THE AMENDED ACT PRECLUDES THE NLRB FROM HOLDING A UNIT OF EMPLOYEES APPROPRIATE FOR BARGAINING PURPOSES "...IF (SUCH UNIT) INCLUDES, TOGETHER WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES, ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED AS A "GUARD" TO ENFORCE AGAINST EMPLOYEES AND OTHER PERSONS RULES TO PROTECT PROPERTY OF THE EMPLOYER OR TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF PERSONS ON THE EMPLOYER'S PREMISES..."

THIS SECTION OF THE ACT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT:

"...NO LABOR ORGANIZATION SHALL BE CERTIFIED AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF EMPLOYEES IN A BARGAINING UNIT OF "GUARDS" IF SUCH ORGANIZATION ADMITS TO MEMBERSHIP, OR IS AFFILIATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH AN ORGANIZATION WHICH ADMITS TO MEMBERSHIP, EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN "GUARDS"."

THUS, IN DECIDING WHETHER CERTAIN PLANT EMPLOYEES MAY BE INCLUDED IN A BARGANING UNIT, THE NLRB MUST ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT THEY "ENFORCE AGAINST EMPLOYEES AND OTHER PERSONS RULES TO PROTECT PROPERTY OF THE EMPLOYER OR ... PROTECT THE SAFETY OF PERSONS ON THE EMPLOYER'S PREMISES." IF THEY PERFORM SUCH DUTIES, THEY MAY ONLY BE REPRESENTED BY A SEPARATE, UNAFFILIATED LABOR ORGANIZATION.

THIS SECTION OF THE ACT, IS THE REASON WHY THE (SPFPA) EXISTS,
IF YOU ARE EMPLOYED AS A "SECURITY OFFICER" OR "GUARD", AND YOUR JOB IS TO PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYER'S PROPERTY, OR FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE AT YOUR SITE, YOU CAN NOT BE IN THE SAME UNION WHICH REPRESENTS NON-SECURITY OFFICERS (ex.TEAMSTERS, SEIU, AFSCME, ETC..). 
POLICE (CAMPUS POLICE)
ACT 188 OF 1982 PASSHE (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACT 188)

ACT 188--Section 20-2019-A. - Campus Police Powers and Duties

(a) Campus police of an institution shall have the power and their duty shall be:

(1) to enforce good order on the grounds and in the buildings of the institution;

(2) to protect the grounds and buildings of the institution;

(3) to exclude all disorderly persons from the grounds and buildings of the institution;

(4) to adopt means necessary for the performance of their duties;

(5) to exercise the same powers as are now or may hereafter be exercised under authority of law or ordinance by the police of the municipalities wherein the institution is located, including, but not limited to, those powers conferred pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D (relating to municipal police jurisdiction);

(6) to prevent crime, investigate criminal acts, apprehend, arrest and charge criminal offenders and issue summary citations for acts committed on the grounds of the institution and carry the criminal offenders before the proper district justice and prefer charges against them under the laws of this commonwealth. Except when acting pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D, campus police shall exercise these powers and perform these duties only on the grounds of the institution. For the purposes of applying the provisions of 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D, the grounds of the institution shall constitute the primary jurisdiction of the campus police.

(7) to order off the grounds and out of the buildings of the institution all trespassers and persons under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and, if necessary, remove them by force and, in case of resistance, carry them before a district justice; and

(8) to arrest any person who damages, mutilates or destroys the property of the institution or commits any other offense, including threats or acts of terrorism, on the grounds and in the buildings of the institution and carry that person before the proper district justice and prefer charges against that person under the laws of this commonwealth.

(b) An institution is authorized to enter into an agreement with the municipalities overlain by or abutting its campus to exercise concurrently those powers and to perform those duties conferred pursuant to a cooperative police service agreement in accordance with 42 Pa.C.S. 8953 (relating to statewide municipal police jurisdiction). When so acting, the campus police of the institution shall have the same powers, immunities and benefits granted to police officers in 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 89 Subch. D. All such agreements shall be consistent with the mission and purpose of the system.

(c) When acting within the scope of the authority of this section, campus police are at all times employes of the institution and shall be entitled to all of the rights accruing therefrom.


PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE ACT-195 OF 1970. THIS ACT EFFECTS COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA (I.E. CAMPUS POLICE WORKING FOR PASSHE, CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACT-195)
& FIRE PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA, IN A DIVERSE UNIVERSE OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND INDUSTRIES THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, AND DELAWARE, AND NOW MARYLAND, SINCE 1972!!!

THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

INFORMATION IS BEING ADDED WHEN TIME ALLOWS !!

PLEASE ENJOY WHAT IS ALREADY HERE, SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE, AND ALSO CLICK THE MENU ON THE LEFT TO VIEW THOSE PAGES.

THERE IS ALSO HIDDEN INFORMATION ON THESE PAGES, RUN YOUR POINTER OVER THE PAGE WHEN A HAND APPEARS CLICK ON THE WORDS AND/OR PICTURES TO FIND THE HIDDEN INFORMATION. EX-THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT ON THE HOME PAGE!!

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