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  • 1 NBPC Local 1613 Election Committee Findings
  • 2 NBPC Press Statement on Operation Phalanx
  • 3 The 2017-2018 NBPC Local 1613 Executive Board
  • 4 Runoff Election For NBPC Local 1613 Secretary
  • 5 NBPC Local 1613 Election 2016
  • NBPC Local 1613 Election Committee Findings

    NBPC Local 1613

    Election Committee Findings

    On January 10, 2017, the Election Committee convened to review an election protest for the open position of Secretary for Local 1613. An allegation had been made that the AFGE Rules

    Of Conduct For An Election, specifically Section 4(b) had been violated. Section 4(b) reads:

    SEC. 4(b). No monetary or other resources of AFGE or any employer shall be contributed or applied to promote the candidacy of any candidate in an election. Such resources include, but are not restricted to, dues monies and assessments, publications, facilities, office equipment, union or employer email, stationery, or other supplies. While the preceding restrictions apply to use of AFGE resources to promote the candidacy of any candidate, such resources may be used for such things as notices, factual statements of issues not involving the candidates, and other expenses necessary to conduct an election.

     

     

    A majority of the Committee determined that a violation did occur within the meaning of Section

    4(b), specifically the use of resources and facilities in the promotion of a candidate. The majority of the Committee based it's conclusion on the following:

    1. On December 5, 2016, Mr. Harris appeared on the Green Line podcast;

    2. The Green Line podcast is an enterprise supported financially by the Union;

    3. The Committee views the use of the podcast as a "resource" and "facility" in regards to its potential to promote a candidate.

    While a majority of the Committee determined that a violation did take place, other observations made by the Committee are worth noting:

    1. The Committee was unanimous in its determination that there was not an "overt" attempt by Mr. Harris to campaign for or promote himself as a candidate for the position of Secretary. At no time did Mr. Harris communicate his status as a candidate for a position within the Executive Board of Local 1613, nor was there any mention of an election in general terms referenced at anytime during the podcast.

    2. While there was no overt campaign acts observed, the Committee does believe that Mr. Harris appearance on the podcast could have the potential to "elevate" Mr. Harris profile among listeners of the podcast.

    3. The duties of the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs require the reporting and the dissemination of information, in relation to the purview of the Directorship, with the podcast being a vehicle for such distribution.

    4. That the Union erred in allowing a candidate to access items, resources and facilities during what can be construed as a politically sensitive period.

    The Committee is unanimous in seeking the following remedies:

    1. Conducting a third run-off election for the Secretary position;

    2. The temporary removal of the Green Line Episode 122 during the run-off period.

    While there is an overarching theme of "fairness" desired for this and any election, the Committee does not feel that it is appropriate for Mr. Moriarty to appear on the podcast during the third run-off. We believe that having another candidate appear on the podcast would constitute another violation of Section 4(b).

    Election Committee,

    John A. Guerrero

    Axel Hernandez

    Alexander C. Roozen

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  • NBPC Press Statement on Operation Phalanx

    PRESS STATEMENT

    For Immediate Release

    Contact Chris Cabrera

    Deputy National Spokesperson

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    (956) 342-1098

     

    NBPC Joins Governor Abbott, Senator Cornyn And Congressman Cuellar and Calls on DHS to Request Flight Hours for Operation Phalanx

    Washington, DC (December 20, 2016)

    Today, the National Border Patrol Council joined the bipartisan effort officially requesting flight hours for Operation Phalanx. Operation Phalanx supports Border Patrol operations in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

    NBPC President Brandon Judd stated, “While illegal aliens continue overrunning the Rio Grande Valley, the Obama Administration refuses to act. By providing agents actionable intelligence in the field, Operation Phalanx is an important tool in securing the border. We call on the Obama Administration to request the funding to restore Operation Phalanx immediately.”

    Judd commented, “The AP recently reported that DHS’s study supports the agents' long-held assessment that only half of the illegal aliens crossing into the US are apprehended. Operation Phalanx enables us to deploy limited resources to protect our agents, communities, and borders.”

    “It is unfortunate that the Administration and President Obama continue to play politics with border security. It makes no sense to keep Operation Phalanx grounded when illegal aliens are overrunning the border, and we are barely catching half of the individuals, cargo and contraband illegally entering the US. In these dangerous times, keeping Operation Phalanx grounded makes no sense.”

    Operation Phalanx is a program through which the National Guard provides aerial surveillance, detection, and situational awareness capabilities in support of the Border Patrol. Congress provided full funding for Operation Phalanx in fiscal year 2016. Given that the government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, that full funding remains.

    According to the National Guard, Operation Phalanx will officially end on December 31st if there is not an approved request for additional flight hours for 2017. Once the aerial support flights have concluded, they will be terminating contracts for hanger space and housing.

    Download a copy of the official press release

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  • The 2017-2018 NBPC Local 1613 Executive Board

    The 2016 Local 163 Election results are in. 

    Left to Right...

    Sgt at Arms Manny Bayon

    President Terence Shigg

    Vice President Thomas Ward

    Secretary Chris Harris

    Vice President Robert Lopez

    Vice President Joshua Wilson

    The board members were sworn in on December 13th, 2016 and will serve a two year term.

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  • Runoff Election For NBPC Local 1613 Secretary

    RUNOFF ELECTION

    November 14, 2016
    A manual secret ballot election will be conducted for the position of Secretary on December 13, 2016 from 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs at The Crowne Plaza San Diego. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, Ca. 92108.

    Additional information regarding the election, if applicable, will be mailed at a later date to all Local 1613 members who have a current mailing address on file with AFGE. Information will also be posted on the local website (bpunion1613.org). Members can update their mailing address on the AFGE website at www.afge.org. Each candidate may have a reasonable number of observers, who are members, present throughout the election process.

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  • NBPC Local 1613 Election 2016

    A polling place will be available for casting your vote from 0800 hrs - 1800 hrs on Tuesday Novemeber 8, 2016. The polling location will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. 

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