Security Guards at Denver International Airport (DIA) have been organizing for a voice on the job since October 2012. Uniting together they have been signing up fellow guards to the cause and discussing workplace issues like adequate training and sufficient resources to do their jobs well.
“My fellow security guards are proud of the work we do as first responders at Denver’s airport and we want to ensure that new guards are receiving the proper training,” said Beverly Diflippo, an HSS Security Guard of 7 years.
The campaign gained momentum just after the holiday season when one of HSS’ two contracts at DIA came up for renewal by Denver City Council.
After a few weeks of meetings with Denver City Council members and attending committee hearings, DIA guards finally got to sit down with HSS management to address their concerns. Discussions led to an agreement to recognize the guards’ voice at work.
“We are confident that our agreement will lead to our Union being recognized by HSS, Inc.,” said 13 year veteran Security Guard Terry Sosnowski.