Report | Oct. 2012

Upgrading Security: Unionization and Changes in the Workforce, Wages, and Standards in the New York City Security Industry, 2004-2011

Nancy Rankin, Michelle Holder

Summary: Six years after conducting an initial study of working conditions, compensation and the composition of security officers at some of the city’s largest commercial office buildings in the post-9/11 era, an updated report by the Community Service Society of New York (CSS) has found that unionization of the industry has played a significant role in raising wage levels and benefits for security officers.

Issues: Economic Mobility & Security, Workforce & Poverty

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