WHAT WE DO

NBPC Local 2554 represents the Border Patrol Agents of the El Centro Sector, who, on a daily basis, are assaulted by smugglers and Illegal Aliens. Our Sector is constantly the number one Sector for use of force incidents and number 4 for assaults on Agents. This makes Union representation essential. When one of our Agents is involved in a shooting, writing a use of force memo, involved in a vehicle accident, faced with false allegations, FBI, OIG, OPR and MIT interviews, oral replies for corrective action, help with grievances and EEO complaints we are here to help 24/7.


Check out Local 2554 President Mike Matzke on The Green Line podcast episode 232.

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This axe was thrown at a CAX Agent on March 25th, 2015 at 01:15 just east of the mall parking lot and west of the New River. The Border Patrol is hiring.

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Help BPA Ammons Family

BPA James Ammon passed away today (July 1st, 2018). He will be missed by his brothers and sisters in green. If you would like to help his family you can donate to his GoFundMe page at Fund James

 

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If you work on the new river Read this!

Check out the latest Desert Report. Pages 10 and 15 feature and article written by Local Union President Mike Matzke about pollution caused by the New River that may be impacting you.

 

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Where do your Union dues go?

The union dues for Local 2554 are $29.34 every pay period.  There are 26 pay periods in a year divided by 12 months so your monthly union dues equal $63.57 per month.  This $63.57 goes directly to AFGE.  AFGE takes $20.91 per month and sends the remaining $37.77 to NBPC.  NBPC takes $28.00 per month and sends the remaining $14.60 to local 2554.  When the bi monthly amount of $29.34 leaves your paycheck only $6.74 goes to your local.

What do you receive for your $14.60 monthly contribution to Local 2554? Union reps are available to help with memorandums, grievances, and oral replies for discipline.  Local 2554 can bring agents issues to the PAIC, CPA, or the press.  Agents are eligible to participate in the dental plan, and any grievance or lawsuit that is brought against the agency.

What do you receive for your $28.00 monthly contribution to NBPC?  NBPC is the biggest contributor to PORAC paying $700,000.00 per year.  This allows you to call PORAC and be assigned a lawyer when you have a use of force or are involved in a shooting.  NBPC also reimburses Local 2554 for training and technology up to $10,000.00 per year.  NBPC can bring agents issues to the President, Congress, and the press.  Agents are eligible to participate in any lawsuit that is brought against the agency.

What do you receive for your $20.91 monthly contribution to AFGE?  We are currently looking into how we can better utilize services from AFGE.  There are certain discounts you can receive from phone companies, credit card companies, and vehicle rental companies. We can receive training from AFGE. AFGE can also petition the federal government on our behalf.