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The President's Message

Updated: Mar 30

Greetings to all of the PACSO members CSO’s and the non-member CSO’s of the Southern District of Texas to the Professional Association of Court Security Officers Webpage.

I want to say thank you to all of our PACSO members for being a part of an organization to ensure our members have the continued ability to provide for our families.

It has been a pleasure and sometimes a struggle to get us to this point, where we can effectively communicate with each other. This website is also going to enable us to do so much more. All you have to do is follow the prompts to log on either as a PACSO member or as a non-member CSO in the Southern District of Texas.

I am proud to be the President of PACSO. Although PACSO is small in numbers, in impact it is reaching far and wide.

Congratulations on the hard work our Vice President Mike Garrett and Secretary/Treasurer John Lynch have done to bring our unions message and accomplishments to its members in a more efficient and timely manner.

Our union brothers and sisters hard won rights have been under attack from billionaires and their political pawns in Washington DC and State houses throughout the country.

Without union workers, we would lose many of our protections against abusive employers. Wages for all employees, unionized or not would not only be depressed, but they would also be stagnant.

Strong responsible unions are essential to fair play and pay. Without unions, labor bargaining power would be dead.

The only effective answer to organizational greed is organized labor. Our labor unions collective bargaining power has raised wages, allowed for the implementation of the forty-hour work week, helped ensure supplemental benefits such as vacation, sick time, bereavement leave, maternity leave and many others benefits which have been hard fought and won through various unions collective bargaining and grievance procedures.

I invite you to read the “latest News” blog to see what we have already accomplished and what fights are currently underway to ensure you have fair working conditions in our Courthouses.

Once again, welcome to our new home and I look forward to working with and representing our members for the foreseeable future.

I look forward to talking to you again. Until that time, watch your six and your fellow CSO’s six too…

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