\ Twin Cities Security Officers Union Moves Forward While Hannon Holds Officers Back

Twin Cities Security Officers Union Moves Forward While Hannon Holds Officers Back

Last year, private security officers in the Twin Cities signed a contract that sets a new market standard for equipment and training, affordable health care, and professional pay.

Every major private security contractor in the Twin Cities region has recognized that union standard … EXCEPT ONE.

Hannon Security undercuts the market standard and has a troubling record when it comes to respect for their employees.

Hannon is the subject of a nearly TWO-YEAR ongoing federal investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for racial discrimination.

  • Officers filed charges against Hannon with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging racial discrimination in hiring and training
  • The charges also alleged that white applicants with no security experience were hired over applicants of color with years of security experience, and less qualified white applicants were assigned to higher paying positions and/or preferential shifts.
  • Hannon management has been reported as telling their officers that they do not hire Somali security officers: “we don’t take want to hire any of ‘their kind.’”

Alvin Bouye

Hannon Officer

“Hannon has had me train numerous white officers who have then moved on to better paying jobs. My wages and raises have not been commensurate with that action, and I have not been offered the same opportunities despite my experience.”

Since these charges were filed, several former Hannon clients have ended their business relationship with the company.

WHY USE A SECURITY COMPANY THAT IS UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION?

THE TWIN CITIES DESERVE BETTER.

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