Detroit security guards walk off in protest to push for higher pay and union rights

Dozens of security officers protested Thursday for higher wages and union rights. 

The group of officers provide security for Bedrock companies, and will be outside several Bedrock businesses. 

The officers walked off the job around 6 a.m. and went outside the First National Building. They're fighting for $15 an hour; many are making between $11-$13 an hour. 

"When you're going, it's just you - David against Goliath - you're not very successful. When you unite with others, hundreds or thousands of others, your voice has more impact," one of the protestors told us. 

The protest then moved to 1001 Woodward, another Bedrock property. We're also told a larger gathering is planned for 12:30 p.m. outside the Allied Center at 500 Woodward. 

SecurAmerica released a statement saying: 

"As always, SecurAmerica will continue providing the full range of security services for its customers in downtown Detroit without any interruption during these scheduled protests. SecurAmerica is proud to employ 340 security officers who help ensure the safety of nearly 100 properties in downtown Detroit."