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 The Union has made Sector aware of our concerns and will strive to have these documents rescinded.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.

Uvalde County Sheriff's Deputy dies during struggle

Deputy Mike Schaefer died Christmas morning while trying to take a combative 16-year-old into custody. Hundreds were present at his funeral this afternoon in Sabinal, including law enforcement from across the state. RIP.

More info:

http://www.kens5.com/home/Deputy-dies-as-he-attempts-to-arrest-Uvalde-Co...
http://www.odmp.org/officer/20627-deputy-sheriff-michael-ray-schaefer

Death of BPA Brian Terry

Local 2366 offers its condolences to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed in the line of duty on December 14, 2010, near Rio Rico, Arizona. He will be missed, RIP.

AFGE Denounces Federal Pay Freeze

From the article on Yahoo! News:

"This proposal is a superficial panic reaction to the draconian cuts the deficit commission will recommend," stated AFGE National President John Gage. "A federal pay freeze saves peanuts at best and, while he may mean it as just a public relations gesture, this is no time for political scapegoating. The American people didn't vote to stick it to a VA nursing assistant making $28,000 a year or a border patrol agent earning $34,000 per year.

Charges against ATF agent (a former PA) dropped

Murder charges against ATF Special Agent Will Clark were dropped today by a judge in the US Virgin Islands. Defense counsel claimed that a procedural error was made by the prosecution and the judge agreed. Even though Clark was cleared based on a technicality, it is still good news. For more info, check out the links below:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/10/28/virgin.islands.atf.agent/?hpt=T2

USBP Shooting in Eagle Pass

On October 5, 2010, a Border Patrol Agent working near Eagle Pass, Texas, was involved in an on-duty shooting. That shooting resulted in the death of Eagle Pass resident, Juan Mendez. As the investigation is still ongoing, full details have not been released. What is known, though, is that over 300 lbs of marijuana was found in Mendez's vehicle and that he physically assaulted the agent.

Later that week, Maverick County Sheriff Tomas Herrera gave an impromptu press conference in which he made several allegations against the Border Patrol Agent, including that the agent was wrong in using his firearm, saying he should not have fired "in a case like this".

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