AFGE has filed a Class Action lawsuit against the OPM Director for the data breach the has pontially lost millions of Government Employees personal data.
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The June 10, 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held at the following:
777 North Pinal Ave
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Once again our Agents are reminded that their lives don’t matter! Apparently smoking marijuana and being drunk, excuses you from your actions in Southern Arizona.
According to the defense; a person must have shown some type of animosity toward the Border Patrol for actions to be considered assaultive and because the Agent was a officer in the Union, his character is now in question. So we are now to believe that the Agent is at fault for the subject ramming the Border Patrol vehicle?
This case and so many others only highlight the dangers our Agents face on day to day basis.
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Local 2544 emailed out a Newsletter last week.
This will be a quarterly publication with information on what is happening within Local 2544 and Tucson Sector.
If you did not receive the newsletter, please update your email address within the AFGE website. Don’t forget to update your mailing address as well.
Do not use a Govt computer to logon to the AFGE website.
President Del Cueto just sent a text to all the Chief Stewards that the Hurd bill to re-instating FLSA just passed Congress and will be submitted to the President for signature.
Of course none of this would not have been necessary if the Service had not tried to maliciously tried to reclaimed legally earned FLSA. But of course Secretary Johnson had no idea what was going on.
We would like to thank Rep. Will Hurd for pushing such a critical bill through in such a short time.
A Bill to clarify that certain provisions of the BPAPRA of 2014 will not take effect until after the Director of OPM promulgates and makes effective regulations relating to such provisions is available to see here: FLSA Reinstatement Bill This Bill would be retroactive to the date of enactment of the BPAPRA of 2014 and will reinstate FLSA for BPA’s until full enactment of the BPAPRA. The Bill is necessary to counter the effect on pay due to CBP & OPM’s interpretation that BPA’s were considered FLSA exempt upon passage of the BPAPRA into law on December 18, 2014. Thank you to Senators Johnson, McCain, Tester and Carper for introducing the Bill.
There have been many questions on how the transition plan will effect our members, while we have attempted to answer every question, NBPC has sent out a Q&A to help in these matters.
As more concrete information becomes available we will put it out.
Do not download or print this file on a Government computer.
Just before midnight last night one or more vandals smashed the windows at the Border Patrol union office in Tucson.
In addition to breaking the windows, some graffiti was painted on the sidewalk and the wall. Some physical evidence was recovered. The vandals may have utilized a light worn around the head which they dropped at the scene. The light is being examined for fingerprints and other identifying evidence. A metal stick or aluminum baseball bat appears to have been used to break the windows. Some windows were struck with insufficient force to break them.
We are obtaining video which will be examined to help identify the perpetrator(s).
The Border Patrol union has had an office in Tucson for many years at three different locations, and this is the first time something like this has happened.
We ask that anyone who may know anything about this please contact the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
The windows have been boarded up and repairs will be made as soon as possible.
Today, NBPC was notified that the Service was planing on canceling FLSA payments. This was also coupled with the fact that the Service was going to recoup FLSA payments from the day the Border Patrol Pay Reform Act was signed.
While the reasoning for these decisions is beyond any normal comprehension and makes no sense, NBPC is already preparing to fight this action. In the meantime, we will push for members to receive waivers for the back payments of FLSA.
This situation will be constantly evolving but we shouldn’t expect anything less from our leaders in Washington and we will keep you up to date as more information is available .
The April 8, 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held at the following starting at 6:00 pm:
1046 G Avenue
Douglas AZ 85607