Based on Customs and Border Protection‚Äôs plan to furlough Border Patrol Agents for up to 14 days between April 1 and September 30, 2013, along with CBP‚Äôs plan to cut Border Patrol Agents‚Äô pay by about 40% during that same period, it is estimated that the financial impact amongst the ranks of the Border Patrol will range around $75,000,000 (yes, that‚Äôs millions). And that‚Äôs just the financial impact, and doesn‚Äôt factor in the personal impact on the morale and familial strains that such measures will have on Border Patrol Agents and their families.
Please listen to the NBPC podcast in regards to sequestration here.
New Updates are now in the station section of the Members Menu and so far there are updates for the Ysleta Station, Fabens Station and El Paso Station, to include any station policies and Pending Grievances or ULPs filed, etc.
As many of you are aware the threat of sequestration is upon us and we are being singled out yet again to absorb the majority of the cuts.¬† Below is the Advisory that has been posted by the National Border Patrol Council in regards to the sequestration. Please pay close attention to the portion where BIANCA WARNER, the Executive Director of Mission Support, makes it clear that she believes Border Patrol Agents are overpaid and they have been targeting AUO. But also note that in 2011 her salary was over 170K and she says we are overpaid.
In an ultimate betrayal to the green uniform, it appears that the Patrol Agent in Charge of Ysleta Station, Alfredo Esquivel, has chosen to retaliate against union officials at his station.¬† Since taking command of the station, PAIC Esquivel has continued his my way or the highway attitude with regard to all bargaining unit employees at the station.¬† He has managed to destroy all morale at the Ysleta station because of his actions and has not been held accountable for anything he has done.¬† With over 20 grievances, multiple unfair labor practices, EEO cases and even misconduct complaints, PAIC Esquivel has become the epitome of management betrayed on our site.¬†
Our Union Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and begin at 7:30 p.m.