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Government Security Officers

Basic Information

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Address

GOVERNMENT SECURITY OFFICERS
8670 WOLFF COURT SUITE 210
WESTMINSTER, CO 80031

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Government Security Officers Local 304Harrisburg, PA383
Government Security Officers Local 43Alexandria, VA350
Government Security Officers Local 223Sacramento, CA222
Government Security Officers Local 19Millstone  /  Clinton, CT214
Government Security Officers Local 309Lakewood, CO190
Government Security Officers Local 217Philadelphia, PA178
Government Security Officers Local 21Westminster, CO170
Government Security Officers Local 20St. Louis, MO168
Government Security Officers Local 52San Bernardino, CA167
Government Security Officers Local 74Tustin, CA138

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $613,538
Total Liabilities $22,364
Total Income $2,515,363
Total Spent $2,293,542

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $485,920 (+84.0%)
Accounts Receivable $0 (0.0%)
Investments $0 (0.0%)
Fixed Assets $125,971 (0.0%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $1,647 (-56.0%)
Loans Receivable $0 (0.0%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $0
Other Liabilities $22,364
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $0
Per Person Tax $1,585,699
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $0
Interest $422
Dividends $0
Rents $0
Fees and Fines $7,456
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $126,575
Affiliates $771,842
Members $23,369
Reinvestments $0
All Others $46,844

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $607,204 (26.47%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $0 (0.00%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $611 (0.03%)
General Overhead $231,879 (10.11%)
Union Administration $359,843 (15.69%)
Strike Benefits $0 (0.00%)
To Union Officers $313,164 (13.65%)
To Union Employees $205,577 (8.96%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
20026,262
20037,800
20049,475
200510,917
200610,586
20079,544
20089,150
200910,831
201013,845
201112,132
201212,508

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
DESIREE SULLIVANPRESIDENT$96,860
ROBERT KAPITANSTAFF$94,502
TAMMY BOWIESENIOR VICE PRESIDENT$82,941
JEFF MILLEREAST COAST REGIONAL DIR$67,725
MIKE BURKEDHS VICE PRESIDENT$60,991
ERIC MCMILLENCENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR$60,781
LARONNY VANCESTAFF$46,518
MICHAEL TOTHSTAFF$38,542
REBECCA KUNZLERSTAFF$38,209
BONNY RAMSEYSTAFF$30,310

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2012  •  Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Incidents
criminal charges4
embezzlement charges6
Guilty Pleas6
Indictments2
Officials Sentenced4

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: June 29th, 2014

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalDateView Audit
UGSOA Local 40309/27/12Full Audit Text
UGSOA Local 24103/14/11Full Audit Text
UGSOA Local 1908/29/08Full Audit Text
UGSOA Local 4407/21/06Full Audit Text
UGSOA Local 21901/18/04Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: January 26th, 2014

Union Decertifications

Unionized employees can elect to revoke a union's right to represent them through a process called a decertification. In order to decertify a union, a majority of the unionized employees must vote to remove the union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Recent Decertification Petitions

Case NumberName/UnionDate Filed
17-RD-01802Safety and Security Services, Inc.
United Government Security Officers of America, Local No. 307
06-RD-01653Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
United Government Security Officers of America
05-RD-01470Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
United Government Security Officers of America, Local #21
15-RD-00913Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.
United Government Security Officers of America
19-RD-03791Securitas Security Services
UGSOA
17-RD-01756AKAL
UGSOA
09-RD-02133AKAL SECURITY INC.
UNITED GOVERNMENT SECURITY OFFICERS OF AMERICA LOCAL #114
26-RD-01141Akal Security, Inc.
United Government Security Officers of America, Local 167
37-RD-00418AKAL Security
United Government Security Officers of America, International Union
26-RD-01139AKAL Security Inc.
United Government Security Officers of Americal Local #68

Source: National Labor Relations Board
Case Activity Tracking System

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
Duty of Fair Representation156
Other Allegations96
Union Security Related (including Beck)23
Union Security Related15
Coercive Statements10
Harassment7
Repudiation/Modification of Contract6
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Succeeding Contract)5
Threatening Statements5
Refusal to Furnish Information3
Refusal to Bargain (Initial Contract)3
Actions of Picketers3
Lawsuits2
All Allegations2
Bad Faith/Surface Bargaining (Initial Contract)2
Statements2
Denial of Access2
Disparagement of Employee2
Rules: Coercive1
Interrogation1

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System