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United Federation of Special
Police and Security Officers, Inc.

Membership

     Membership is restricted to those active or retired, Special Police Officers, armed or unarmed, security officers, security guards, security couriers, public safety officers, law enforcement officers, peace officers, detention counselors, custodian officers, Correction Officers or other employees charged with the custody, protection and/or transportation of people and/or property or, as supervisors, with the orderly administration of such security services, who are employed in the United States of America under any of the separate laws of either the United States or any of its states and other appropriate groups.  

     Our current union membership locals include armored car guards, hospital security officers, and federal and state facility security officers.

 

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If you are a Special Police Officer or Security Guard concerned with gaining the higher wages, better benefits and job security that comes from being a Union Member, please click here

Constitution and By-Laws

     For the Constitution and By-Laws of the United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers please click here.

     Membership Brochure - Informational brochure for individuals interested in forming a Federation collective bargaining local. Brochures are available from our New York office. (You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view and print the brochure. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge from www.adobe.com )

       Authorization for Representation form - Authorizes UFSPSO to represent you in  collective  bargaining. Groups of security officers interested in becoming a local bargaining unit of UFSPSO must submit Authorization for Representation forms for at least 2/3 of the employees in the group in order for UFSPSO to apply to the NLRB for certification as the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the employees in the group. 

Dues and Benefits

     Dues are established by the Board of Directors of the Federation and authorized by a majority of the Delegate body at the Annual Meeting.    

A.   Active members of a Federation local bargaining unit -           

     The current dues entitle such members to all collective bargaining and legal services set forth in the Federation Legal Services Plan, and to all voting rights set forth in the Federation By-Laws.  Such members will also receive the Federation news and will be eligible to participate in all Federation welfare benefit programs under the costs, terms and provisions of those programs.       

Application form - Active bargaining unit union dues deduction application

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B.  Employees included in a Federation local bargaining unit who decide not to join the union -    

   

     Such employees receive the benefits and protections of bargaining unit membership and shall pay, each pay period, to the Federation a contract maintenance fee which shall be an amount of money equal to the amount paid by active Federation members under Section A above.  The contract maintenance fee is equal to the amount paid by active Federation members so as to reflect the equal services rendered to and benefits received by all members of the bargaining unit local.  This contract maintenance fee shall entitle such non-member bargaining unit employees to representation under the collective bargaining agreement, and to all employment-related legal services set forth in the Federation Legal Services Plan.  Such non-member bargaining unit employees shall have no voting rights relating to ratification and/or amendment of the collective bargaining agreement, but shall have no voting rights relating to Federation union business.       

Application form - Active bargaining unit maintenance fee application

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C.   Retired members and individual active members who are not part of a Federation local bargaining unit -      

     The current dues are $26.00 per year and entitle such members to all voting rights set forth in the Federation By-Laws, as well as the Personal Legal Services offered at a reduced rate through the Federation Legal Services Plan.  They will also receive the Federation newsletter and will be eligible to participate in all Federation welfare benefit programs under the costs, terms and provisions of those programs.        

Application form - Retired member application and active member application for individuals who are not part of a Federation bargaining unit local.  

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Note: Application forms may be printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it, at no charge, from www.Acrobat.com