The CBP Push For Border Patrol Conversion to LEAP

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On February 8, 2011, representatives from AFGE-NBPC Local 2366 met with staff from both Senators for the state of Texas to express their concern about the possible conversion from the current Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) system employed by the Border Patrol to a corrupted version of Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP).

Support Your Fellow Union Brothers in the NFL Players Association

Did you know that both the National Border Patrol Council and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA, the labor union representing NFL players) are part of the same organization? That organization is the AFL-CIO, and your union brothers, the members of the NFLPA, need your help. As you may have read in the press, NFL team owners have been strategizing for a lockout of the players when the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expires this March. The owners opted out of the current CBA early, and even after numerous bargaining sessions, they only tell the players that the current deal “isn’t working for them.” They have asked for approximately $1 billion back from the players, but not one team claims that it has lost money, even in the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.

Garrity Advice: Voluntary vs. Compelled Statements

The NPBC created and posted the below video. It explains aspects of the job that many agents, both junior and senior, are not aware of.

NBPC-Garrity Advice from National Border Patrol Council on Vimeo.

Federal Career Intern Program ends March 1, 2011


Details have been posted regarding what will happen after the Federal Career Intern Program ends on March 1, 2011:

An individual with less than 1 year of service in FCIP must serve the balance of a 1-year probationary period in the competitive service (with the 1 year running from the date of appointment to the FCIP).

An individual with less than 1 year of service, that includes both service in FCIP and other prior eligible Federal service must serve the balance of a 1-year probationary period in the competitive service (with the 1 year running from the date the eligible Federal service began).

Scholarship Update

As mentioned before, Local 2366 is offering two $1,000 scholarships to the children of dues-paying members of Local 2366. The Union encourages all eligible students to apply. Please see the below links for details about how to apply. For more information, please call the scholarship committee chairman, David Martin, at (830) 776-189.

General scholarship information:

Issues with "Unit Directives" or "Guidelines"

Local 2366 has recently been made aware of efforts by station management to restrict or deny employees of rights and privileges guaranteed to them via existing labor law and contract. This effort has manifested in the form of "Unit Directives" or "Guidelines." Unit supervisors expect the agents to sign and abide by the policies that are outlined in these documents. Currently the Union is advocating that those affected sign the documents acknowledging their receipt and understanding of the directive. The Union has made Sector aware of our concerns and will strive to have these documents rescinded.

Click on the following link to see a copy of Uvalde Station's directive:

Local 2366 establishes scholarships

Local 2366 will soon be offering two $1,000 scholarships to the children of dues-paying members of Local 2366. We will post more information regarding the rules and application process in the near future.

If you have any immediate questions, you may call Eagle Pass South Lead Steward David Martin at 830-776-1896.


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