NBPC press release on rock assaults

Rock Assaults are Deadly Force, says Border Patrol Union

El Paso, TX - June 9, 2010 - Since biblical times, rocks have been used as a crude but effective weapon to injure and kill humans. On June 8, 2010, when Border Patrol Agents were assaulted at the U.S./Mexico border by several individuals armed with rocks, they were forced to defend themselves and their fellow agents.

AFL-CIO and Arizona's SB 1070

The National Border Patrol Council Opposes AFL-CIO's Position on SB - 1070

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) strongly opposes AFL-CIO’s position on provisions of 8 USC § 1357 (g) (also known as 287(g)) and Senate Bill 1070, which was passed by the Arizona legislature and amended by House Bill 2162. Although the NBPC is an affiliate of AFL-CIO, the NBPC was not consulted by AFL-CIO regarding the letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security.

WHTI Policy Clarification and Comment

On March 5, 2010, leadership of Local 2366 met with Representatives of Del Rio Sector and discussed the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) policy issued on November 25, 2009.

Weingarten Rights

Weingarten Rights

Right to Union Representation for Bargaining Unit Employees of the US Border Patrol

In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Federal employees have the right to union representation at investigative interviews. NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251. These rights have become known as the Weingarten rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), employees have the right to union representation at an interview when the employee reasonably believes his or her statement may result in disciplinary action.[1]

Management - 2008

It is an unfortunate impression maintained by some members of the Service that the Union is an anti-management organization. Although it may appear at times that the endeavors of the Union are anti-management, combating management is not the purpose of the Union but rather a manifestation of our true purpose. That true purpose is to insure the continual fair treatment of the Agent.

Scheduling Conflict

The chief responsibility of a Union steward is to represent the interests of Union members. Whether representing the Local as a whole or an individual member in a disciplinary action, the premise is the same. The Union acts as the intermediaries between the agents and management, and attempts to provide fair treatment to the agents.

AUO Clarification

January, 28th 2008

To: All Union Members

SUBJECT: Clarification regarding the situation of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime

Del Rio Sector management, as well as Laredo Sector and El Paso Sector, has decided to go to a four shift rotation. This limited change is in contrast to the first impressions given, that the decision to go to a four shift rotation encompassed the entire United States. There are many who have made an effort to blame the Union for this alteration, but there are certain facts that all should be made aware of prior to placing blame.

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