Spectrum Security

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BID ANNOUNCEMENT

May 28, 2020

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Attention All Members

May 25, 2020

Local 3 Recording Secretary, Dwight Bendigo, has regrettably resigned from his position, effective 05/25/2020.  We like to thank him for his tireless efforts and dedication to our local. We wish him the best.

We are currently looking to fill that position.  If you are interested and are a member in good standing, (12 months dues paying member) please contact Darryl Hill at 714-328-7843. 

Financial assistance update

May 08, 2020

Attention all members: 

A text communication was sent out earlier this week to many members with instructions to send your documents for the COVID-19 financial assistance to VPDarrylHill@Gmail.com.  Due to the multitude of responses received, a new email address was set up. 

 

Please sent your request and required supporting documentation for assistance to Local3FinAssist@Gmail.com. Supporting documentation must include three (3) pay stubs reflecting a full-time work schedule  (36 Hours or more per week) prior to March 15, 2020 and one (1) pay stub showing hours reduced to 30 or less as a result of COVID-19.  If you contracted COVID-19, you only need to submit the medical certificate for verification. We have already forwarded emails messages received, as of today, to the new email address.  You will be sent a reply to acknowledge we received your documents.

Only Financial Assistance correspondence should be sent to this new email address.  All other union business matters should continued to be sent to the primary email address.

 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause a delay with your request.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Sincerely,

Darryl Hill

Local 3 President 

Proposal letter vote result

May 06, 2020

Attention all members: 

Today, the Local 3 Union financial assistance proposal ballots were counted.  The vote count results:

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101 envelopes received

84 Yes votes

8    No votes

9    Returned To Sender

We are currently discussing options of obtaining Officer's work history based on the emergency guidelines for the purpose of issuing relief payments. Stand by for further details.

 

Sincerely,

Darryl Hill

Local 3 President 

Proposal vote

April 28, 2020

Attention all members: 

Due to unforeseen problems with the mailing list, the proposal letters were sent out four days later than expected.  As a result, they are arriving to the members with little or insufficient time to meet the listed mail back date.  Please continue with mailing back your votes.  We will count them on to May 6th.  All ballots received by mail as of that date, will be counted and kept on file.

Our apology for the delay.

 

Sincerely,

Darryl Hill

Local 3 President 

Proposal for members vote

April 21, 2020

The below notice was mailed to your home address on file.  Please open and mark "Yes" if you agree, "No" if you disagree and mail it back by the date below.

SPFPA LOCAL 3
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY 
RELIEF ASSISTANCE (COVID-19)

These are extraordinary times.  A pandemic has beckoned our country.  As of this writing, (810,276) Americans are afflicted with the virus while (44,234) have died. Life as we know it has taken an unfamiliar turn.  In the wake of these events and in support of our members, our local board decided to propose a financial assistance during this crisis. Subject to approval by the Union Members on or before the end of the day of Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

 

Election will be done by mail. The proposal will mailed to your last known address on file with the company.

Information on the said election for the motion shall be posted on the website and will likewise be texted and/or emailed to the members.

Any extension of this program will be subject to the prevailing work condition in relation to the pandemic and subject to the Local Board vote. 

 

Qualification: 

Full time members in good standing whose hours were cut to 30 hours or less a week (Paragon)


Detention Officers whose hours were cut to less than 30 hours a week.  On call Officers working the hotels and hospitals whose regular hours were affected by Covid-19 (Spectrum)

 

The shortened hours should be “company enforced” and not a personal choice. Such as a vacation/personal day (s) or sick/military leave. It should likewise not be attributed to a suspension, FMLA or termination.
 

Distribution:

1). A onetime check assistance of ($2,000) to any Union member/s infected with Covid-19. The officer will be required to provide a doctor’s certificate.

2) Emergency Financial Assistance to members whose hours had been cut.

Officers who are working 30 hours or less will be issued a onetime check of $1,200.


We will try to assist our members as long as our budget allows.  A report on our financial status will be posted on the Local 3 website for transparency.  It is the individual responsibility of the officer to declare and pay the federal and state taxes due for the financial assistance. 

Officers who had a recent change of address or cellphone number should notify the Local Board by email or by text on before Tuesday April 28,2020.

(Subject to any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code)

I believe that together we can weather this.

 

Sincerely,


Darryl Hill
Local 3 President

FAQ: Covid 19

April 9 2020

COVID-19 Related Operational Considerations

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Related Operational Considerations

Date: March 20.2020

From Sam Ersan, Pres./CEO              

 

Spectrum Security Services, Inc. considers employee health and safety its top priority.  As the nation continues to respond to the evolving situation, we will strive to provide you with all available information as they emerge.  You and your loved ones will have many questions regarding COVID-19, how to protect yourselves and your families, and how to detect symptoms.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 website (link below) provides information related to the current situation, travel advisories, and other updated facts.

 

It came to our attention that ICE has provided hand sanitizer in several locations as well as masks. Spectrum is in the process of distributing protective masks.  Additional supplies such as alcohol wipes will be distributed upon receipt from the vendor.  Employees are encouraged to exercise universal precautions to contagions, such as frequent handwashing, covering one’s cough, and social distancing where operationally practical.  Social distancing refers to the practice of remaining 5-6 feet from others, e.g. coworkers and detainees, particularly those displaying symptoms of illness.  Other universal precautions include:

 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth without disinfecting your hands.

  • Spectrum will distribute alcohol-soaked wipes in packets as soon as the shipment arrives.  ICE generally provides hand sanitizers in EROs and in holding cells in central locations.  In some locations ICE issued hand sanitizers to DOs.

  • Wearing gloves when appropriate will minimize potential exposure. ICE provides nitrile gloves.  Please utilize them as much as possible.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash or disinfect your hands.

  • Disinfect your hands after touching items such as gas pumps, doors handles/knobs, and currency.  Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently touched in your work area.  

  • Frequent handwashing for least 20 seconds is recommended.

  • Use protective masks provided by Spectrum and ICE. If you are unable to find a mask inform your supervisor immediately.

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

 

If you, another employee, or a detainee is experiencing symptoms, or if you believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please notify your supervisor immediately.  Supervisors are reminded not to disclose any Privacy Act protected information when reporting up the chain of command.  

 

Supervisors will notify ICE of any detainee believed to be displaying symptoms and will coordinate with ICE for segregating of those symptomatic detainees and referring them to medical staff. 

 

Please review the links below to familiarize yourself with current information on this situation.  Refer any concerns to your supervisor, and above all, be safe.  

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices 

ATTENTION MEMBERS

MARCH 27, 2020

Date:  March 27, 2020

To:  SPECTRUM BROTHERS AND SISTERS ( LOCAL 3 )


Per NLRB decision, dated March 25, 2020 and signed by William B Cowen of the NLRB Region 21;  The petition by LEOSU, seeking to represent Spectrum Security Officers and contest the validity of the Memorandum of Agreement (M.O.A.) entered into by Spectrum Security Services and SPFPA was denied and dismissed.  LEOSU did not meet the established deadline as set forth by the NLRB.  Plus, the NLRB cited case law that the Intervenor met its burden due to “The Contract – Bar Doctrine”.

Although the ratification of the Tentative Agreement (T.A.) was rejected by the members, the T.A., which was negotiated by Spectrum and SPFPA, is in place and enforced as of March 1, 2020 and is good through February 28, 2023.

As of this time, any/all plans for a Local Union Meeting is being suspended due to the current pandemic.  I pray that God protect you and yours during these unprecedented and challenging times.  Also, please continue to exercise good judgment and proper hygiene.

I’ve been in communication with the international, trying to ascertain what we can do to assist our members who are experiencing hardships during this crisis.  At this time, there isn’t anything monetarily we can do because when it comes to the distributing union funds, there are IRS rules which need to be adhered to.  I will continue to research, and will give updates if/when any new information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we are still here to assist and service you with any issues, as they arise.  Also, we are still pursuing current cases of the recent terminated D/O’s.  Currently, we are awaiting a decision from the International.  I will continue to pursue this issue until a reasonable and acceptable result is achieved.
 

For any issues, please reach out to your local.
 

Sincerely,


Darryl Hill
Local 3 President