NBPC LOCAL 1613 NEWS
October 06, 2010
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"This case has always been about the rule of law" -
U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in response to the case against Agents
Ramos and Compean. Now that we have learned that the prosecution knew
Aldrete-Davila lied on stand and intentionally concealed the fact that he was a
habitual drug smuggler, how about a new case against Sutton, Kanoff, and Judge
Cardone in the name of "the rule of law". Hey Chief Aguilar, do you still
support your friend Johnny Sutton and his political trial on behalf of Mexico
against two of your agents?
Local 1613 members: earn
$50.00 for every new Union member you recruit -
No Union meeting in December!
Local theme parks offer discounts to a broad class of employees (firefighters,
law enforcement, and rescue personnel from federal, state, and local agencies
"Lawmen under siege along Mexico border"
Local 1613 members are invited to a cigar mixer charity event hosted by the San
Diego Police Officers Association. Please check the Union bulletin board
at your station for the flyer. If the flyer does not appear on your Union
bulletin board, please ask your Lead Union Representative to post it.
DEPUTY GILMER HERNANDEZ IS FREE!
Local 1613 would like to congratulate Dan Mais who was recently appointed to the
Executive Board as Sergeant At Arms. Dan Mais has been the Lead Union
Representative at the Campo Border Patrol Station for the past two years.
During that time, Dan actively communicated with the Executive Board and
informed us of his activities on behalf of Border Patrol Agents assigned to the
Campo BPS. Dan has done a tremendous job and the Executive Board is
appreciative of his efforts as a volunteer for Local 1613.
Local 1613 announces two new offices devoted to providing information and
assistance to our members. Visit
Member Resources to
learn more about these two new programs.
Local 1613 published a new Media FAQ page -
Local 1613 received a response regarding the OWCP grievance. The Agency
granted all of the remedies listed in the Union's grievance.
Congratulations to Ron Zermeno for a job well done and thank you to Labor
Employee Relations Specialist Ralph DeSio for choosing to resolve the issues
instead of ignoring them (10-9-07).
Local 1613 would like to
thank everyone who assisted with the Newton Azrak 40th Anniversary Memorial
Service. The families of both Newton and Azrak were especially grateful
for the warm welcome they received from everyone who attended and helped them
during their visit. The Press Enterprise attended the event also and
printed a story about the memorial service -
read the article. 06-20-07
Border Patrol bargaining
unit employees remain in AFGE and NBPC and are not included in the bargaining
unit that was moved to NTEU. This matter was resolved in a joint
stipulation that was signed by CBP and NBPC in November 2004.
A San Clemente Border Patrol Agent analyzes the
Border Patrol motto "Honor First", as it applies to some BP management
Read more 04-27-07
Local 1613 is pleased to announce the appointment
of Terence Shigg (SCM Lead Rep) as the Director of Health Services. The
Health Services Director is a new position which was created by splitting the
original Health and Safety position into two positions. Brian Henderson
will now be the Director of Safety and Security, which is consistent with the
duties he fulfilled as the H&S Director. Terry Shigg will be responsible
for overseeing and developing programs related to OWCP, EEO, FMLA, Fit for Duty
Reviews, Peer Support Monitoring, and any other matter related to the health of
National Border Patrol Council delegates who
attended the 2007 NBPC Convention in Corpus Christi, TX passed a resolution to
provide PORAC coverage for ALL NBPC Locals. Check with your local
officers for more info. 03-01-07
Local 1613 responds to President Bush's comments
Are you one of the few who say you do not fear
doing your job after reading about the case against Agents Ramos and Compean?
Take a look at the most recent decision against a Border Patrol Agent from
Read the decision, which highlights the violations committed by the U.S.
Attorney's office. Due to this prosecution, Border Patrol Agent David Sipe
has been out of a job since 2001.
Border Patrol Agents: Do you have confidence in
Participate with our poll. 01-26-07
Several important agenda items for the February 13,
2007 Union meeting were posted to the Union meeting page on December 12, 2006
and were discussed at the January 9, 2007 meeting. Please visit the
Union meeting page and check out these agenda items. It is not too
late to become involved with your Union, so why not start the new year by
attending the Local 1613 Union meeting on February 13, 2007.
The Local 1613 membership passed a dues increase
and the 2007 Budget at the general membership meeting tonight (December 12,
2006). The dues increase was discussed during two previous monthly
meetings (October and November) before a consensus was reached on the proposed
increase. The new dues amount will be $28.14, but the effective date of
the increase will depend on when the Agency processes the increase.
Although the AFGE and NBPC per capita amounts have increased by $4.23 since the
last dues increase in 2002, we believe this amount is more than adequate to
provide for Local 1613 operations. Additionally, we added line items in
the budget for a new Local 1613 Widows and Orphans Fund, which will replace the
existing Local 1613 Death Benefit, and a Local 1613 Legal Defense Fund, which
will be used to provide legal defense for those rare occasions when a case falls
outside the coverage of PORAC and the Legal Services Plan .
President Bush authorized an
alternative plan for locality pay increases in 2007. Get this, the
alternative plan is necessary because of the war on terrorism! Yes, that's
right, the war on terrorism. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants still run free
in the safe-haven known as the United States because President Bush's war on
terrorism does not include illegal immigrants residing in the United States
illegally. Dear President Bush: is it not true that
illegal immigrants are the reason for the war on terrorism?