SEIU Reaches Agreement with Wackenhut

Published 10:00 AM Eastern - Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lynda Tran, 202-907-1172

Agreement paves way for partnership on mutual goals

WASHINGTON, DC - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU)--the nation's largest union of property services workers--has reached an agreement with The Wackenhut Corporation. The Wackenhut Corporation, the second-largest security company in the United States and a subsidiary of G4S plc, has over 35,000 employees and delivers integrated security and related services to commercial, industrial, and government organizations.

The agreement brings an end to a long dispute and establishes an agreed upon framework to work together in interest of security officers.

"We are encouraged by The Wackenhut leadership's willingness to open dialogue that ultimately resulted in a settlement that will move both our institutions forward productively, said Valarie Long, the SEIU Property Services Division's chief negotiator in the settlement discussions. "This is a positive step forward for security officers and their families all over the country."

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