Guardsmark officers strike at NYC HBO office

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

NEW YORK--Citing unfair labor practices, private security officers went on strike for the first time in New York City, Wednesday, July 19. The officers are employees of Guardsmark, and claim that one guard was suspended and transferred, another disciplined, for delivering a union-sponsored petition regarding working conditions to the owners of Chelsea Market, a Guardsmark client. In solidarity, officers at the HBO building, at 110 Sixth Ave., voted overwhelmingly to strike. This follows a June 23 filing of an unfair labor practice charge against Guardsmark by the officers' union, Local 32BJ, which represents more than 4,000 security officers in New York City and is the largest security union in the city.