Union security officers march in Chicago

April 5, 2008 4:54:51 PM PDT
Hundreds of union security officers and their supporters took to the streets of the loop this afternoon.The group's 'Stand for Security' march and rally came just three weeks before the expiration of their current union contract.

Officers want commercial building owners and managers to invest in the security they provide as a first line of defense in a disaster situation.

"The price of gas is up. It costs more to get food and medical care. Everything. We deserve a little more. We put our lives on the line every day," said security officer Anthony Hamblet.

The union says the officers' current wages, approximately $9.50 per hour, are not on par with that responsibility.