John HIGGINS, et al. Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. INTERNATIONAL UNION, SECURITY, POLICE, FIRE PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA (SPFPA), International Executive Board of the SPFPA, and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Defendants-Appellees. For example, when the South Texas Project - a commercial nuclear power plant owned by NRG Energy, CPS Energy and the City of Austin - and NRC failed to address a number of security grievances at the facility, SPFPA turned to Washington and the larger Service Employees International Union and got the problems corrected.
On January 23, 2018, in the Hamilton County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Elizabeth Merrill, former Secretary-Treasurer of Government Security Officers (UGSOA) Local 251 (located in Cincinnati, Ohio), pled guilty to one count of attempted theft and one count of attempted forgery in violation ofR.C. 2923.02, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), one year of probation, and a $100 fine.
David L. Hickey, the union's international president, said he and the director who met with the officers, Dwayne Phillips, are both "very positive" the officers will elect the union. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).
On July 25, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Rocky DeFilippo, former Delegate of Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 189 SPFPA (located in Metuchen, N.J.), was sentenced to three months of home confinement, two years of probation, and he was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and a $300 special assessment.
The Site of the SPFPA Union Protest on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 where Garda World Security Corporation plans to hold its special meeting of shareholders. The indictment follows an investigation by the OLMS San Francisco-Seattle District Office. While Asset has settled, the defiant SPFPA union refuses and is scheduled to appear at trial before an Administrative Law Judge in October.