Nearly 100 SEIU* Local 1 security officers and their supporters
staged a rally and flash mob at the Thompson Center Wednesday to bring
attention to their campaign for better wages and affordable health care.
Presently, full time security officers can pay up to $1,543 a month for
health insurance coverage for a family of four. In some cases, that
could be more than 80 percent of an officer’s monthly income.
just asking for fair wages, health benefits and [that they] just treat us with
integrity and respect,” said Kenyatta Sinclair, a security officer who has
been on the job for five years. Sinclair, who makes $13.60 an hour,
does not currently have health benefits.
“I would have to
buy my own plan, and I don’t make enough to buy one,” Sinclair explained.
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