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Welcome to Local 2789!

Welcome to the website for Local 2789 of the National Border Patrol Council. Local 2789 proudly represents Border Patrol agents and support personnel assigned to the Grand Forks Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.

This site is intended to provide for information related to what is happening here locally. Members should continue to check the NBPC site for national matters. Any questions, comments, or suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Local 2789 

The Benefits of Union Membership

Pro-illegal immigration groups and criminals are gunning for us, the media vilifies us, and CBP plays politics with our lives.

Yes, it seems we Border Patrol agents have few friends and many enemies. At any moment in our unpredictable and dangerous working environment, a situation can erupt that suddenly jeopardizes your life, your job, or your liberty.

The National Border Patrol Council is the only organization that has your back. We fight for you when you need it most. We fight for you when no one else will.

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NBPC - FLSA Exemption and AUO Excludability Q&A

In an attempt to answer some of the questions related to the FLSA exemption and AUO excludability, the NBPC created the following Q&A. This was distributed to local presidents in advance of this posting.

Q1.     How will the agency’s recent decision to exempt BPA’s from FLSA impact me?

A1.     The impact will be financial in the form of a pay reduction (loss of FLSA payment) for Pay Period 8, the period covering April 19, 2015 – May 2, 2015. We anticipate that with the passage of a Technical Amendment that will be introduced by Senator McCain, all agents will recoup the loss of FLSA for both Pay Periods 8 and 9.

Q2.     I am a canine handler, and in Pay Period 8, for each day that I kept my assigned canine at home with me, I worked and claimed the additional hour of canine maintenance (17/17 pay) authorized under the negotiated and agreed upon Canine Policy. How will the exemption of FLSA affect those hours that I worked and claimed?

A2.     Due to the FLSA exemption, you will be paid overtime (code 21) for those hours worked and claimed in Pay Period 8. But as with the above answer, we anticipate recouping the loss of FLSA for Pay Period 8.

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Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities under the CSRA

As posted on the Department of Labor Website (www.dol.org) on 2/26/2010
http://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/members.htm

Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) enforces many LMRDA provisions while other provisions, such as the bill of rights, may only be enforced by union members through private suit in federal court. For more information contact the nearest OLMS field office listed on page 2 of this fact sheet.

Union Member Rights

Bill of Rights - Union members have:

  • equal rights to participate in union activities
  • freedom of speech and assembly
  • voice in setting rates of dues, fees, and assessments
  • protection of the right to sue
  • safeguards against improper discipline

Copies of Collective Bargaining Agreements - Union members and nonunion employees have the right to receive or inspect copies of collective bargaining agreements.

Reports - Unions are required to file an initial information report (Form LM-1), copies of constitutions and bylaws, and an annual financial report (Form LM-2/3/4) with OLMS. Unions must make the reports available to members and permit members to examine supporting records for just cause. The reports are public information and copies are available from the OLMS Internet Public Disclosure Room at www.unionreports.dol.gov.

Officer Elections - Union members have the right to:

  • nominate candidates for office
  • run for office
  • cast a secret ballot
  • protest the conduct of an election

Officer Removal- Local union members have the right to an adequate procedure for the removal of an elected officer guilty of serious misconduct.

Trusteeships - Unions may only be placed in trusteeship by a parent body for the reasons specified in the LMRDA.

Prohibition Against Certain Discipline - A union or any of its officials may not fine, expel, or otherwise discipline a member for exercising any LMRDA right.

Prohibition Against Violence - No one may use or threaten to use force or violence to interfere with a union member in the exercise of LMRDA rights.

Union Officer Responsibilities

Financial Safeguards - Union officers have a duty to manage the funds and property of the union solely for the benefit of the union and its members in accordance with the union's constitution and bylaws. Union officers or employees who embezzle or steal union funds or other assets commit a Federal crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

Bonding - Union officers or employees who handle union funds or property must be bonded to provide protection against losses if their union has property and annual financial receipts which exceed $5,000.

Labor Organization Reports - Union officers must:

  • file an initial information report (Form LM-1) and annual financial reports (Forms LM-2/3/4) with OLMS.
  • retain the records necessary to verify the reports for at least five years.

Officer Reports - Union officers and employees must file reports concerning any loans and benefits received from, or certain financial interests in, employers whose employees their unions represent and businesses that deal with their unions.

Officer Elections - Unions must:

  • hold elections of officers of local unions by secret ballot at least every three years
  • conduct regular elections in accordance with their constitution and bylaws and preserve all records for one year
  • mail a notice of election to every member at least 15 days prior to the election
  • comply with a candidate's request to distribute campaign material
  • not use union funds or resources to promote any candidate (nor may employer funds or resources be used)
  • permit candidates to have election observers
  • allow candidates to inspect the union's membership list once within 30 days prior to the election

Restrictions on Holding Office - A person convicted of certain crimes may not serve as a union officer, employee, or other representative of a union for up to 13 years.

Loans - A union may not have outstanding loans to any one officer or employee that in total exceed $2,000 at any time.

Fines - A union may not pay the fine of any officer or employee convicted of any willful violation of the LMRDA.

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