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Picket line security services for labor disputes, work stoppages, and union strikes take some of the risk out of a potentially dangerous situation. When the safety and security of employees and the general public become a paramount concern; AFIMAC can offer solutions. Consider picket line solutions for labor disputes in university spaces, manufacturing, public service, and so much more.
Labor strike security personnel are specifically trained to handle the response to such scenarios. Our staff understands the legalities of a labor strike or plant closure and can act appropriately in any situation. AFIMAC strike security officers are routinely called on to act with the utmost professionalism to ensure events remain non-confrontational. Labor strike security officers understand how to provide secure transportation for employees who choose to cross the picket lines, respecting all parties involved. The goal of AFIMAC’s strike security personnel is to ensure that all assets and staff are protected so that both union officials and management negotiators can resume positive relations once the labor strike has been resolved.
While AFIMAC annually receives applications from more than 7,000 candidates for our picket line security services, while fewer than 8 percent of applicants qualify and are of sufficient caliber to be hired as AFIMAC strike security personnel and deployed for labor disputes.
All strike security officers complete classroom training on labor disputes, plant closures, and emergency response situations. Additional computer-based on-line training allows strike security recruits to train anywhere across the United States and Canada, at any time of the year. AFIMAC’s strike security coordinators and supervisors complete detailed assessments, including post-dispute reviews, of all strike security personnel and services. Reviewed by our operations management team, these documents ensure all emergency response personnel continue to develop and receive additional on-line training as required.
AFIMAC is proud that we have never had our strike security personnel charged with violating any laws while assisting with a strike security situation. AFIMAC’s continued dedication to training, developing, and managing its strike security teams ensures that it remains the industry leader in assisting clients through a labor strike.
Contact us directly by filling out the form below. As an employer, should you have any concerns about an upcoming picket line or labor dispute, engage with AFIMAC as soon as possible to ensure continuity during these difficult times. Contact us now by filling out the form below for more information.
Picket line etiquette refers to how a striking workforce should behave on the picket line. Good picket line etiquette includes respect for the public while adhering to all local laws. Picketers are allowed to slow vehicle and foot traffic and have a legal right to peaceful demonstrations in Canada. Picket line security services can ensure everyone involved behaves appropriately.
Picketers are not allowed to touch or damage those crossing a picket line, or vehicles of vendors or executives entering the job site. Typically, striking workforces and their employer agree to rules before official strike action, including how long picketers can slow traffic.
Should a member of the public refuse to stop for a picket line, striking workers are likely to react negatively. When vehicles attempt to cross a picket line without waiting as instructed, pushing through the picket line can result in personal injuries to workers themselves. Picket line violence can also occur, where heckling and rude comments lead to physical altercations between picketers and the general public.
Striking workforces can at times be very passionate about their demands, and often angry about their working arrangements. When picket lines become heated, it means that emotions are running high and picketers become far less patient with the public and their employer. At times, picketers may be tempted to damage company property, and public vehicles, or push and shove those attempting to cross a picket line.
Being on the picket line means that a workforce has organized and is taking political action to pressure their employer for improved employment deals. This demonstration of solidarity may bring public attention to their cause, or prevent the employer from conducting business as usual.
The length of time a picket line can force a member of the public to wait is unique to each labor dispute. Picketers could hold people for anywhere from five minutes or much longer.
Employees in North America can refuse unsafe work and an employee can decide for themselves whether or not they feel comfortable crossing a picket line. Employers will need to facilitate safe travel to the job site during a labor dispute. AFIMAC can provide traditional security guards and secure transportation solutions to assist with such issues.
Legal strike action in Canada calls for workforces to formally unionize. Some workforces can also be legislated back to work by the Canadian government. Usually, workers of any kind are allowed to formally union and also picket their employers.
Workforces in the United States who are not formally unionized typically do not have a legal right to strike against their employer.
Yes. Picketers can either block vehicle traffic or public foot traffic entering and out of a job site.
Picketing helps workforces push for better employment deals with their employer. Collectively bargaining with an employer can put pressure on their employer to improve pay, benefits, or work conditions. Picketers have a legal right to peaceful protest, political demonstration, and creating a picket line surrounding a job site. When picketing occurs, productivity comes to a slow, and an employer’s business continuity is impacted.
Carefully plan for security risks and deploy security guards to maintain peace at all times. Such services also include private investigators who can document the actions of striking workers and send a message that bad behavior will not be tolerated.
AFIMAC Global remains committed to assisting employers with their picket line security needs while ensuring the safety of the workforce and the general public. We proudly serve governments and private corporations across North America, bringing resources to you when they are needed. Contact us via email by filling out the form below.
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