Geo Group employees rally for better wages

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- A local detention center is seeing activists at their doorstep, this time, in regards to compensation for its employees.

Several union members of the Security Police Fire Professionals of America conducted a protest.

They tell us those working the facility have not seen a pay raise in more than 6 years.

A union representative says the officers have a big responsibility when taking care of people that are detained inside the facility.

In a recent meeting with the Geo Group, the union was not able to get the pay raise they are asking for the officers.

They are asking for an increase of one to two percent per year.