Take Action Union Member FLSA Lawsuit

Members do not neglect and quickly print and fill these forms as per today August 9, 2016 you can still became part of this lawsuit.

MEMBERS CAN STILL BECAME PLAINTIFFS, FILE THE FORMS AND MAIL THOSE ASAP or BETTER FAX THOSE AT 202-452-1090

Attention!!!!!!!!! as per today AUGUST 9, 2016: if you are a union members and still have not file the lawsuit docs, you can still do it and send the documents to the address on the form.

WOODLEY & MCGILLIVARY
1101 Vermont Ave. , N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
Fax 202-452-1090

K-9’s union members are highly urged to do it if you have not.

Contact us via email if you have questions on this regards.

Forms are at the bottom for you to print and file.

Reminder

Deadline to submit paperwork for FLSA Lawsuit IT HAS BEING EXTENDED UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE.

*** Questions such as whether your letter was received can be sent directly to the law firm at the following email address: info@wmlaborlaw.com

Also if you need to change your mailing address please email the local union office assistant , Rebecca Haro, at the following email address: rharo@nbpc2554.org

Respectfully,

Consent form FLSA

UPDATE FLSA LAWSUIT

Members do not neglect and quickly print and fill these forms as per today August 9, 2016 you can still became part of this lawsuit.

MEMBERS CAN STILL BECAME PLAINTIFFS, FILE THE FORMS AND MAIL THOSE ASAP or BETTER FAX THOSE AT 202-452-1090

 

Attention!!!!!!!!! as per today AUGUST 9, 2016: if you are a union members and still have not file the lawsuit docs, you can still do it and send the documents to the address on the form.

WOODLEY & MCGILLIVARY
1101 Vermont Ave. , N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

K-9’s union members are highly urged to do it if you have not.

Contact us via email if you have questions on this regards.

Forms are at the bottom for you to print and file.

 

Reminder

Deadline to submit paperwork for FLSA Lawsuit IT HAS BEING EXTENDED UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE.

*** Questions such as whether your letter was received can be sent directly to the law firm at the following email address: info@wmlaborlaw.com

Also if you need to change your mailing address please email the local union office assistant , Rebecca Haro, at the following email address: rharo@nbpc2554.org

Respectfully,

Consent to suit FLSA form

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CBP to Implement “High Five Program”

CBP to Implement “High Five” Program

Recently, the National Border Patrol Council was notified of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s intent to implement a recognition program among employees.

It is called the “High-Five” program, which is ironic since that is what they wanted to call a watered down retirement program for employees and “is expected to foster a sense of teamwork, help build good morale, and promote employee engagement, and will be made available to all CBP employees.  To recognize a colleague’s exemplary efforts, employees can access the “High Five” webpage to select a recognition category, and include a personalized message that will be delivered to the recognized employee by e-mail.”

At this moment of all-time low morale due to pay cuts, curtailment of enforcement operations, and a blatant disregard for the rule of law by the Obama administration, it is shameful how CBP will attempt to pacify its employees, who know the failings of this agency the best, with a meaningless and hollow rewards program. The gold stars handed out in elementary schools have more meaning and value than any kudos brought forth by CBP.

In the spirit of the program, we thought we’d hand out our own “High-Fives.”

  • President Obama: Thanks to your non-enforcement of this nation’s immigration laws, especially in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, resulting in thousands of families and children over-running the border…with nearly all of them still here.
  • Secretary Johnson: High-five for successfully destroying what little morale remained within DHS. You’ve managed to keep us at the bottom of the barrel of job satisfaction amongst all federal agencies.
  • Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske: Here’s an award for telling us how you really feel about employees when you said, “If some of these folks are so unhappy, they really need to reassess what they do and where they are.” Your 30+ years of law enforcement experience have really taught you how to inspire your subordinates!
  • Chief Michael Fisher: You get a “High-Five” for your math skills. Even when objective measurements show us to be less than 50% effective, your calculations state they we are 78-79% effective with 95% accuracy! In some worlds 1+1 really does equal 4.

Since Secretary Johnson is busy creating programs like “High-Five” and ignoring the real issues, we offer these solutions to strengthening border security and improving employee morale.

Take the leash off of the Border Patrol. Let Border Patrol agents do their jobs and enforce the laws on the books.

Protect those who protect this nation. Implement a zero-tolerance policy for those who assault Border Patrol agents.

Stop sacrificing Americans upon the altar of political correctness. American demand secure borders and the removal of those who break our immigration laws. End the Priority Enforcement Program and sanctuary city policies.

Stop scape-goating Border Patrol agents to appease special interest groups. The U.S. Border Patrol is a model law enforcement agency that uses force only when needed and that serves both this nation and the communities in which our agents work. Supporting the narrative espoused by pro-illegal immigration groups negates the good work done by agents.

We look forward to a time when DHS and CBP will take border security seriously and work with the agents standing watch on the front lines. Our agents don’t need an e-mail from a manufactured program to reinforce their worth, the thanks of a grateful nation and support of fellow agents on the border will suffice. Let us know when you’re ready to talk about real issues and problems, until then you can keep your trinkets and gold-stars.

PETITION to Honor fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. with a Line of Duty Death (LODD) Designation

PETITION to Honor fallen Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. with a Line of Duty Death (LODD) Designation

Click on the link below to sign the petition:
(NOTE: e-mail verification is required, so please ensure you check your inbox after you sign the petition to verify your signature, otherwise your signature will not count.)

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/honor-fallen-border-patrol-agent-javier-harvey-vega-jr-his-sacrifice-line-duty-death-lodd-designation

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Honor Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr.

On August 3, 2014, Javier Vega Jr., or “Harvey” as his family and friends knew him, was enjoying family time with his wife (Andrea), sons (Jiovanni & Jarod), and his parents (Javier Sr. & Marie). The family was fishing at one of their favorite family spots located in an isolated area of Willacy County, Texas, which sits approximately 35 miles north of the U.S. / Mexico Border in South Texas (Rio Grande Valley). As they were enjoying their day, two men (who were later identified as criminal illegal aliens) approached the family and attempted to rob them, subsequently opening fire on the family. Harvey was shot and killed during the commission of this criminal act, while attempting to protect his family from these two criminal aliens, who had both been previously deported several times. During the shootout with the two criminal aliens, Javier Sr. was also shot and is still recovering to this day. Harvey lost his life doing what he had been doing all of his life, which was protecting others. As a former U.S. Marine, Harvey was drawn to the Border Patrol out of a sense of duty and patriotism. His life was cut short in front of his spouse, children and parents, a tragedy in and of itself, but when you add the fact that his murderers were criminal aliens illegally in the United States who never should have been present in our country, it makes the situation that much more tragic.

Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. entered on duty with the Border Patrol on February 11, 2008, with BP Class 745 and graduated from the BP Academy in Artesia, NM. He was assigned to the Kingsville, Texas Border Patrol Station and was assigned as a canine handler, a position he gave his all to.

The painful and unnecessary process that Harvey’s family has had to endure for two years in order to get his death classified as a Line of Duty Death (LODD) has become unbearable and disgustingly slow. Unfortunately, the Border Patrol’s leadership has all but been silenced on the matter (they weren’t even allowed to proclaim his name at a recent Law Enforcement Memorial in South Texas in which the names of fallen Border Patrol Agents was read aloud to those gathered to honor their sacrifice), as the decision as to whether a death is classified as a Line of Duty Death is left to the CBP Commissioner, in this case R. Gil Kerlikowske. Although the Commissioner has stated his “support” of declaring BPA Vega’s death a LODD, his actions have not indicated what his words would have you believe. Commissioner Kerlikowske is the only person within CBP (according to the CBP Valor Memorial Directive) that has the authority to declare a LODD for CBP’s Valor Memorial. Commissioner Kerlikowske has attempted to push the decision off on another entity, the Public Safety Officers Benefit Act Board, which falls under the Department of Justice, and who unfortunately has a backlog of cases to adjudicate.

The fact that the CBP Commissioner has twice failed to honor BPA Vega at CBP Valor Memorial Services in 2015 and 2016 (at CBP Headquarters in Washington, DC), and has only offered that he “supports” the LODD classification is an unspeakable tragedy and disservice to Harvey’s family and fellow Border Patrol Agents. Commissioner Kerlikowske’s decision to forgo making a decision, and instead “passing the buck” to DOJ, all the while offering hollow sympathy when questioned about it time and time again by Border Patrol Agents, only furthers the belief amongst the rank-and-file that CBP is out of touch with the men and women of the Border Patrol. We call on CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske to do the right and honorable thing, which is to honor the sacrifice made by Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. and declare his death a Line of Duty Death.

Without the Commissioner showing leadership and doing the right thing, the Vega family will be forced to endure another painful year of CBP failing to honor a true hero: their son, husband, and father.

Officer Safety Bulletin

Officer Safety Bulletin

Due to recent national events specifically targeting law enforcement and two highly suspicious incidents involving Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council encourages all agents to exercise extreme caution while performing enforcement operations. Criminal groups are surveilling and deliberately ambushing law enforcement officers for no other reason than they wear a uniform and badge.

Please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all time, have a reliable back-up to Agency issued communications, and work with back-up when feasible. We encourage all agents to wear their body armor while on-duty and check out supplemental lethal and non-lethal weapons platforms in order to defend themselves.

Be prepared to act, if necessary, to defend your life or the lives of others.

NBPC Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Policies

NBPC Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Policies

History will not look kindly on President Obama’s border security policies and his conscientious efforts to mislead the American people. Historians may refer to this period as the “Era of No Consequences,” which resulted in the increase of dangerous drugs like meth and heroin, as well as criminal aliens flooding our communities. Obama’s efforts to deceive the American public about border security, in order to pursue amnesty programs that were eventually rejected by Congress and the American people will go down as this Administration’s biggest — and deadliest — lie.

In reality, President Obama’s policies created the illegal immigrant crisis that dogged his presidency. For seven years, the President’s marketers sold him as the “Deporter in Chief.” There was no truth behind that marketing campaign. The truth is that those living in the U.S. illegally were less likely to be deported than under any previous administration. Interior deportations under Obama were down 40 percent and at a nine-year low. In addition, eight out of ten illegal immigrants caught at the border were allowed to stay. In many cases, they were given taxpayer-funded bus tickets to relocate to cities in the interior of the nation. Finally, the administration intentionally misled the public on how many criminal aliens ICE released into the country. It has been reported that the agency released more than 80,000 illegal aliens with criminal records. This number was significantly larger than what Director Saldana told Congress during her testimony. The Boston Globe reported that 30 percent of those released in New England re-offended and were charged with rape, child molestation, aggravated assault, armed robbery and attempted murder. This is Obama’s true legacy on border security.

President Obama’s immigration policies, the product of special interest collusion, have decimated border security. These failures have flooded our communities with illegal immigrants, criminals, and dangerous drugs, such as meth and heroin. The refusal to enforce our immigration laws has given drug cartels the opportunity to expand their territory across America and access lucrative revenue streams, as illegal immigrants have paid billions of dollars to these organizations to smuggle family members into the U.S.

A reasonable person would think that, after reviewing this abysmal record, Obama’s potential successor would distance themselves from this disaster. However, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s only criticism was that Obama did not go far enough. Clinton and Obama both agree that they must appease the radical extremists in their party’s furthest fringe. Unfortunately, the citizens who were victimized by criminal aliens paid the cost of that appeasement, as well as cities that were flooded with meth and heroin, and the crimes associated with the illegal drug trade.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton fail to recognize we live in a world where religious and political fanatics are actively plotting to harm U.S. citizens at home and abroad. Instead of investing in measures to secure our nation’s borders, they have openly and actively pursued what Secretary of State John Kerry called a “borderless world.” Americans need to ask themselves: Do we want to risk the safety and security of our family, businesses and communities on the dangerous and extreme policies supported by the ACLU, American Friends Service Committee, and other ideological extremists?

To our deep dismay and concern, the Clinton Immigration Plan embraces and expands the Obama policies that created the “Era of No Consequences.” These policies fueled the illegal immigration crisis and drug epidemic that victimized entire cities and destroyed families. Those that were hardest hit by these policies included minorities, single mothers, existing lawful resident aliens, and others who had to compete for services and charities that were overwhelmed by the massive influx of illegal aliens.

Secretary Clinton’s call for amnesty in her first 100 days and expanding these dangerous policies demonstrates her deeply alarming willingness to sell out the security of American families to advance her political or financial interests. Her immigration plan is not only dangerous for all American families, but previews an Administration that will once again defy the will of the voters and Congress to implement a divisive, reckless, and partisan agenda.

Secretary Clinton calls immigration a family problem. However, the families she ignored are all American. Her plan does nothing to protect those who are victimized every day by our blind pursuit of open borders, and in fact subjects them to a greater threat. No one, in either party, should run for office unless they are willing to put the interests of American families above anything or anyone else.

Every American family should be alarmed that her plan leaves their children vulnerable to drug cartels that control the Mexican border. Last year, 150,000 people were killed by these ruthless criminal organizations. Anyone who opposed them quickly discovered that these cartel leaders were morally bankrupt. Hundreds of journalists, activists, politicians and law enforcement officers simply disappeared or fled to the U.S., as the cartels used forms of terror such as torture, dismemberment and beheadings to control people. Clinton’s failure to recognize this pending threat leaves all of us vulnerable to the growing power and influence of these criminal organizations.

We are already seeing a massive influx of activity on our southern border. Secretary Clinton’s very candidacy, and the amnesty she promises, is luring families into the U.S. and wrecking innocent lives.

We would face an unprecedented crisis if she was elected and allowed to implement her plan. Cartels and Islamic extremists would quickly manipulate this chaos and further their plans to harm innocent American citizens. Clinton has pledged to close detention centers, release immigrant family members and offer American citizenship, Obamacare, education, and amnesty to all. She mysteriously chooses to ignore the lessons from recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Belgium, Nice, Orlando and London, as she pushes to drastically expand refugee admissions to citizens from countries not friendly to the U.S.

Clinton’s plan is another troubling example of her eagerness to ignore the inconvenient truth that we live in dangerous times. She continues to put the desires of social elites above the deafening choir of hard-working everyday citizens who are demanding real border security. We can no longer afford to weaken border security and hope for the best. Clinton’s Immigration Plan is dangerous, and may win her fringe voter support at the risk of every family’s security.

We believe that once the American public reads Clinton’s immigration plan, they will agree it is weak, dangerous, panders to extremists, and will result in their families and communities becoming vastly less safe and more at-risk. Simply put, this plan is a catastrophe and will threaten countless Americans. As the Obama “Era of No Consequences” demonstrated, weak or non-existent enforcement equals greater opportunity for terrible things to happen.

Chaos is the enemy of peace. The public must get the facts and reject this plan, and its architect, Secretary Clinton.

The National Border Patrol Council, and its 16,500 Border Patrol Agent members stand in opposition to this reckless, radical and deeply dangerous plan.

Severe Weather Alert Imperial Valley

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SEVERE WEATHER ALERT
For Imperial County, California
Excessive Heat Warning
Weather Updated: Jul 27 3:20AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
en-US EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM 8AM PDT WED UNTIL 11PM PDT THU THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM MST /8 AM PDT/ THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THURSDAY. * AFFECTED AREA…SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY. ESPECIALLY THE CITIES OF EL CENTRO…BLYTHE…AND PARKER. * TEMPERATURE…AFTERNOON HIGHS NEAR 115 WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS ONLY IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 80S. * IMPACTS…AN INCREASE IN HEAT RELATED ILLNESS AND HOSPITAL VISITS ARE LIKELY. PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THIS TYPE OF HEAT COULD BE FATAL. RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT ILLNESS. EARLY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE THINGS SUCH AS HEADACHE…THIRST…AND MUSCLE CRAMPS. SERIOUS SYMPTOMS INCLUDE WEAKNESS…SKIN THAT IS COOL TO THE TOUCH…FAST BUT WEAK PULSE…NAUSEA…AND FAINTING. SEVERE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE HOT AND RED DRY SKIN…FAST AND STRONG PULSE…SWEATING THAT HAS STOPPED…AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS. UNTREATED HEAT ILLNESS CAN LEAD TO FATAL HEAT STROKE. NEVER LEAVE KIDS OR PETS UNATTENDED IN CARS. DRINK MORE WATER THAN USUAL AND AVOID ALCOHOL…SUGAR…AND CAFFEINE. WHEN OUTDOORS…WEAR LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING AND A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT TO KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY COOLER. TAKE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. PUBLIC PLACES WITH AIR CONDITIONING INCLUDE LIBRARIES…COMMUNITY CENTERS…GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS…MALLS…AND SPECIAL REFUGE STATIONS. STAY COOL…STAY HYDRATED…STAY INFORMED.