Security officers responsible for protecting patients and staff at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities nationwide won a major victory over an irresponsible security contractor after a three-year struggle where officers seeking to join SEIU faced threats, intimidation and termination for union support. Kaiser Permanente replaced the irresponsible contractor, Inter-Con, with a new contractor called Securitas, a company that is union in many industries and client sectors throughout California. “We are thrilled and relieved that Inter-Con’s scare tactics that we’ve endured for over three years will finally come to an end,” said LaRhonda Lynch, a security officer at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. “Now we can decide for ourselves to join with SEIU so we can raise standards and improve security at our facilities.” continue reading

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