Pa. Hospital Security Officers Consider Union Backing
PHILLIPSBURG, Pa. – Reduced hours, safety concerns and disrespect from other employees have prompted security officers at St. Luke’s Hospital to consider joining a union.
Dwayne Phillips, organizing director for the International Union, Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America, says that the hospital cut the officers’ weekly hours from 40 to 36. Additionally, the administration reduced the number of guards on duty from three to one, which poses safety concerns when officers work with mental health patients, The Express-Times reports.
The decision will affect 16 part-time or full-time officers.
Security officers will vote on union membership by secret ballot before the end of the month.
If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century
This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!