Civil Rights Language Drives Unionization of Security Guards

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Making $8.50-$10 per hour, Mr. Johnson is among more than 70,000 office-building security guards nationwide whom the Service Employees International Union is trying to organize this summer, a group that in many cities is more than 50% African-American. Service employees say, guards' pay averages $8.50 an hour, or about $17,700 a year for a 40-hour week.

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