July 11, 2012 |
A Los Angeles judge has awarded a $90-million judgment in an employment lawsuit brought by 15,000 former and present guards against a private security company. In a ruling issued Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley ordered ABM Security Services of New York to pay back wages, interest and penalties to clients represented by the firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani. The lawsuit alleged that ABM violated the law by refusing to give off-duty rest breaks to security personnel at commercial buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1986
Los Angeles County's fastest growing industry--private security--has low minimum qualifications for becoming a security guard. The "average" pre-classroom training is 4 to 8 hours. And this is usually not by a trained teacher, but by a senior or supervising officer. Local adult evening schools (high school and community colleges are offering more extensive courses by trained experienced teachers at very reasonable fees, usually $20 or less). More training for this responsible position should be made mandatory.
June 2, 2012 |
Over the last 23 years Sheldon Adelson has built Las Vegas Sands Corp. into the world's largest casino company — bigger than the next 10 competitors combined. He's done it without having a single one of his 40,000 workers in Las Vegas, Asia and Bethlehem, Pa., join a labor union. Now a band of security guards making $13 an hour may be on the verge of ending the world's 14th-richest person's winning streak. The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to begin bargaining with its 130 security guards as a labor union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 |
The Dodgers fan fatally stabbed after a game in San Francisco was the son of a security guard who worked for the team, officials confirmed Thursday. In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, the Dodgers said they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of Jonathan Denver's death. They called him "the son of one of our security guards.” “There is no rational explanation for this senseless act which resulted in Jonathan's death," the statement continued. "The pain that this has caused his family and friends is unimaginable. Words are not enough to describe our sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this extremely difficult time.” RELATED: Bryan Stow's family calls Dodger fan's death 'senseless' Denver, who lived in Fort Bragg, Calif., and his brother met their father in San Francisco to watch the Dodgers play the Giants on Wednesday, friends said.
October 19, 1992
Name: Alec Watson Company: Burns International Security Services/Ricoh Electronics Thumbs up: "It keeps me out of trouble. I'm 74 now--it's a badge of honor. But when I first retired, I was home and all my wife and I were doing was rearranging furniture. She got me a job. I've been a security guard for several years . . . about a year and a half at Ricoh. Ricoh is a very good, very diversified place to work. It's busy and the people are nice. It's all about being a deterrent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2009 |
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have reorganized their security operations and given the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department the responsibility of supervising transit security guards, officials said Thursday. The move to transfer supervision of the security officers from MTA executives to the Sheriff's Department follows complaints that some guards have improperly detained, pushed or struck commuters. As a result of the reorganization, two MTA executives lost their jobs.