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Demetrus Dugar, Security Officer


All of us, no matter where we’re from or what we look like, want the same thing — to provide for our families and build a better future. We know if we allow ourselves to be divided, we will lose important protections and make it easier for employers to cut our wages, our benefits, or even our jobs.

Visit your SEIU local’s website today and become a member of SEIU.

You might not have heard about it on the news, but I helped make history recently. I’m one of the security officers who negotiated a contract that set new wage and benefit standards for our profession nationwide. I’m really proud that this contract will help change the lives of thousands of families in the Seattle area – including my own.

We brought everybody up with this new contract. Nobody was left behind.

I’m so proud that we are paving the way for security officers across the country in their next contracts. Thousands of my fellow security officers in California took on corporate giants like Facebook and Google and won. We set a new benchmark nationwide, winning a $15.65 minimum wage, good healthcare, and up to 4 weeks of vacation.

We won because we’re all members of the union so we negotiate from a position of strength.  Our power in numbers means my family – and thousands of others across Seattle – will live a better life.  

Demetrus Dugar
Security Officer
Proud SEIU Member
Seattle, WA