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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


APA Plans Unlimited Data[9733]

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

APA Plans Unlimited Data[13663]

NBP Verizon Contract New Members

FAQ 2019 verizon

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

L2544 Final Election Report and Posting

Please read the attached document on the L2544 results

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Please the attached for the 2020 Election Notice


L2544 Election Notice and Posting, 2020