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Last week the NBPC wrote about what we believe is one of the Border Patrol’s biggest issues, which is how it protects bad managers. We felt we had no other recourse but to bring this problem to light due to traditional methods being ignored. Sometimes it just takes a healthy dose of sunlight and truth to force someone’s hand and help marginal “leaders” find their way back. While this ultimately falls upon the Chief of the Vermont Sector, John Pfiefer, we will continue to mention both him and the guy who keeps digging his hole deeper and deeper, Paul Kuhn, Patrol Agent in Charge of Beecher Falls Station.

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Kuhn is one of the worst managers that I have encountered in my 24 years in the Patrol. Sorry D’Arcy Rivers, this guy actually appears to be worse. While I have never met the guy, I have the unfortunate duty of reviewing grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitrations that come out of his station. I have also spoke to almost a dozen people who have directly worked for him and I have yet to find anyone who has something nice to say about him. At least Keith likes D’arcy, so he is outpacing this wonderful example of someone the Border Patrol keeps trying to hide.

Below is an opinion from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., in which they reversed the decision of an arbitrator, who had ruled against the Union in an RGV case.

NBPC Attorney Jason Aldrich filed a motion with the Court and we owe him credit for an outstanding job! Aldrich argued persuasively in oral arguments before the Court.

IMPORTANT: NBPC members must complete, sign, and mail the below consent-retainer form to Woodley & McGillivary at the address below in order to participate with the lawsuit to recover pay for uncompensated work:

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

IMPORTANT: To participate in the lawsuit that is going to be filed on behalf of NBPC members to recover overtime pay for unpaid work, NBPC members must complete, sign, and mail the below consent-retainer form to Woodley & McGillivary at:

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

OT Lawsuit

If you are a border patrol agent who is a member of the NBPC union, click here for info to sign up for the overtime lawsuit.

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