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14 January

Labor Strike Security & Why Its Important to Hire Professionals

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Labor unrest and strikes can disrupt operations of the business. It can also harm the organization’s reputation. In worst cases, employees can get injured and facilities damaged. Effective contingency planning is needed if companies want to avoid occurring losses amounting to millions of dollars due to lawsuits, production and delivery delays, and violations of National Labor Relations Board rules and regulations. 

The efficiency of the operations of a business depends on the employees, which is the company’s most important asset. By keeping the labor pool satisfied and happy, their productivity is maintained at an optimal level. But there are instances in which labor relations can go sour, and there’s nothing upper management can do about it. When things go wrong, the business will be greatly affected.

By employing strike security services, a company will be able to minimize disruptions and risks to the company’s operations during labor unrest. The strike security provider will be able to do a threat assessment, establish an effective deterrent to wrongdoings via adequate security posting, and document evidence of misconduct or lawlessness to assist in the injunctive relief.  

Safeguarding the business from possible labor disputes and union strikes is important to the future of a company. By employing the help of experts, a company will be able to plan ahead for unexpected events. One will be able to create a continuity plan that will be able to help the company reduce liability and risks in the future. 

Professional strike security specialists are able to help in the contingency planning. The continuity plan includes executable tactics and strategies to secure the company and its assets. The plan will also include a list of best practice strike security suggestions to help the company cope with work stoppage.  

Threat assessment is done by the specialist to find out if there are vulnerabilities in the contingency plan. The expert can provide alternative strategies to ensure that the company is protected during a work stoppage or labor unrest.

And in the event that the company is facing a labor dispute or work stoppage, the strike security specialist will be able to work with the company to find a solution, address the issues of the workers, or provide recommendations to end the strike. 

During labor unrest and strikes, company executives must be protected at all times. A strike One of the strike security services is executive protection. Clients are secured from threats of harassment, violence, and robbery when needed. The strike security provider will be able to evaluate potential risks and come up with logistical arrangements to mitigate the security threats. Security escorts are provided if there’s a need to ensure the safety of the clients. 

There are times when work stoppage takes place, and there’s a need for replacement workers to keep the business operational. Strike security experts are able to deploy replacement workers on short notice. That way the daily business operations will not experience any disruptions. They will also provide security to ensure that they are safe and secure as they cross the picket line. Some of the services include providing security escorts or setting up temporary housing. 

During work stoppage, the picket line is the most stressful place to be. It is the major hotspot for misconduct and violence. Vehicles and employees must be escorted when crossing the union strike site. It is also important to set up off-site locations where non-striking employees can park safely, as well as arrange secured transportation for them. Strike Security officers are also needed to prevent threats from happening at the picket line, and to protect employees to make them feel safe all the time. 

During labor unrest and strikes, evidence collection is an important factor. Evidence collected during the strike can be used in future legal proceedings filed against the labor union organizations. Evidence collected by the strike security evidence coordinator often lead to favorable judgments. A strike security team often includes investigators who are trained in surveillance methods. They can gather evidence that can be used in court. They can also be called in court to serve as expert witnesses. 

Above all, confidentiality is important when hiring labor strike security services. Issues that led to the labor unrest are often sensitive in nature, and it calls for total confidentiality. It is important to hire professionals who can maintain the highest level of confidentiality all the times. That way there will be no need to worry about any leaks to third parties during and after the labor unrest

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George Gamble

Mr. Gamble’s impressive military background includes service with the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division and 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Airborne. Mr. Gamble maintained a Top Secret Clearance due to the sensitive nature of his military obligations. Mr. Gamble is presently involved in investigations of high-profile cases and is certified to instruct executive protection for select clients. George maintains an active profile in the international protective environment, investigations and consulting. With a combined total of 30 years of experience, Mr. Gamble has served as a Site Commander, Site Coordinator and Detail leader for Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, to include research and development for deep water organizations.

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