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Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Notification of Delegate Nominations to AFGE National Convention

For NBPC Local 2544
The American Federation of Government Employees will hold its National Convention in
Lake Buena Vista, Florida from June 20, 2022, to June 24, 2022. AFGE Local 2544 is
authorized 6 (six) delegates by virtue of elected office but may take additional delegates
as determined by its members.

On April 28, 2022, Local 2544 will hold a special membership meeting at 4:00pm at the Union Office located at 2185 West Magee Road
#125, Tucson, AZ 85742 to determine the following:
1. Will the local participate in the National AFGE Convention
2. Whether the local will: (a) authorize only its existing delegate(s) to cast the local’s full
membership strength at the National Convention; OR (b) elect delegates up to its full
complement, in addition to the existing delegates.
3. How many delegates will the Local fund to attend the Convention
4. Will votes be distributed proportionately among the delegates who attend and the
breakup of votes if an elected attendee cannot attend the convention.
If the local decides to authorize more than its existing delegates, nominations for
delegates will be accepted from the floor at the membership meeting.
Qualifications for office of delegate: Be a member in good standing of this local; be a
member for one year of an AFGE local, immediately preceding the closing of the nomination process; not be a member in any labor organization not affiliated with the
AFL-CIO; candidates shall not run for more than one office in the same local election;
Any member who has paid dues since April 1, 2021.
If there is to be more than the Delegates by virtue of office: A nomination of additional
delegates will occur on May 12, 2022. A second for a nomination is not required. Self-nominations are permissible. Nominations also may be made in writing, and must be
received by at Union office,

Attn: Election Committee Chairman, 2185 West Magee Rd,
Tucson AZ 85742-4328

By no later than 5:55 pm on April 28, 2022
Candidates must accept nomination at the nomination meeting or, if not in attendance,
submit a written acceptance to Election Committee Chairman, to be received by close of
nominations. A lone letter of acceptance is a self-nomination. The member making the
nomination has the responsibility of informing the nominee of his or her nomination.
Placement on the ballot will be determined immediately following the nominations.
If an election is required, additional information regarding the election will be provided in
a separate notice which will be posted on all Union boards and social media to include
the Local 2544 website.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Local 2544 will be having a Membership meeting March 9, 2022, 6:00 pm

The meeting will be held at the Sierra Vista Sports Division Building, 3401 East Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista  AZ 85365

This meeting is to hear concerns from members in the general area who usually don’t have the ability to attend the General Membership meetings.

We hope to see you there

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Local 2544 will have a Special Budget meeting at the Union Hall  on January 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

The December 8, 2021 member meeting has been canceled.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

See link for updates


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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Local 2544 will have 2 informational panels for members this Friday, September 24 at the Union Hall in Tucson. Our first will be at 11 am and another at 4 pm. These panels will address the legal status behind the Vaccine Executive order. Local 2544 realizes this may be short notice but there’s several deadlines that must be met. Local 2544 is committed to give all our members the best legal and direct message during this difficult time.

Monday, September 20th, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) mandating all executive branch federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. From the moment the EO was issued, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) instructed its seven attorneys to drop all other matters to study the issue and develop strategies to attack the EO. After spending several days reviewing all pertinent laws, to include all relevant case law, our attorneys determined the EO was legal and that there was no viable avenue of challenge.
We, the NBPC executive committee, felt it would be better to seek other opinions from law firms specializing in suing the government prior to drawing a final conclusion. To date, we have not found a reputable firm, nor any other firm, or legal opinion that provides us a legitimate path forward. Notwithstanding the legal opinions to date, and unlike other entities such as the National Treasury Employees Union, we continue searching for an avenue of reprieve. As with all other lawsuits initiated by the NBPC on behalf of its members, when or if a legal avenue presents itself, we will file suit.
Because we have a legal duty to present honest information, we did not release a statement after receiving the initial opinions from our in-house attorneys, nor did we release a statement after seeking outside counsel. We also do not want to give false hope as we have not found a legitimate avenue or legal argument of challenge to date. Until we are 100% convinced that no legal remedy is available, we will continue working on the issue.
The specific regulations concerning the implementation of the mandate were released on September 17, 2021, and we are reviewing the information to identify any bargaining obligations. While we continue to search for legal avenues of reprieve, we have tasked our attorney who specializes in Equal Employment Opportunity matters to lead our legal division to provide exact and concise information on filing a religious or medical exemption. When that plan has been developed, we will update this post when the information is available and notify the Local presidents. Members will be able to reach out to their respective Local for assistance, and the NBPC will assist with the process.

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Hazardous Duty Pay Lawsuit


Friday, May 14th, 2021

By now several of our member have received an email concerning litigation over the Puerto Rico detail.

We will be working on more information for our members ie: who it effected, where to sign up. For the time being we ask that members to stand by for a complete briefing.

We understand that a lawyers name was placed on the email. We ask that members refrain from contacting her until we are able to coordinate a better system of enrolling our members

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

In order to maintain our relationship with the Arizona Police Association and keep our Verizon Cellular contract, Local 2544 will now be requiring members to be completely current with their cell phone accounts. We will no longer allow for delinquent accounts past 31 days. After 31 days of a past due balance Verizon sends a message to the user to make a payment to avoid interruption of service. While they only require a minimum payment to keep the account open, we will require full payment of any money owed. If any portion of the balance is not paid the user will no longer be allowed to participate in the program, they will be immediately removed and their account terminated.  Please also ensure if you have an automatic monthly credit card withdrawal that you are aware of the expiration date so no payments are missed.

In addition, any and all applications to this plan must be approved by L2544 Treasurer, S. Covino. Any application sent directly to the APA will discarded.

Verizon Program Agreement Local 2544

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