STAY KUHNED…….

Due to the inaction of Chief John Pfeifer, PAIC Paul Kuhn’s mismanagement of Beecher Falls Border Patrol Station has significantly harmed the once stellar relationship with local law enforcement. Here, five decorated members of the Vermont State Highway Patrol have decided enough is enough and put together this public service announcement to shine some light on this scandal. We hope that this video will bring attention to the terrible working conditions the men and women of Beecher Falls are being forced to endure.

 

SUNNY DAYS AHEAD FOR BPA DAN DOLAN

Local 2266 would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season with a special greeting and kuhngratulations to BPA Dan Dolan. BPA Dolan who was one of three Union Reps that have been wrongfully terminated in Swanton Sector this year was fully reinstated and relocated from Beecher Falls to Tucson, AZ. We thank him for putting his ass on the line for the Local and it’s members and hope he will be treated far better in his new home.

Dolan’s case is only one of a long line of similar cases that will be coming due in the New Year. We are confident that we will continue righting the wrongs of Chief Pfeifer. So far no one in Washington D.C. has been willing to correct this mess and according to Chief Pfeifer “…the agency allows this process to happen…”  We can only hope moving into the New Year someone will at the very least get tired of paying the outrageous price tag attached to Chief Pfeifer’s losing fight against our contractual and statutory rights.

Swanton Sector Management Argues Rectal vs Oral Thermometers!

UPDATE:

During arbitration on June 30, 2016 and July 1, 2016, Beecher Falls SBPA Zavala indicated that Swanton Sector Management disagreed with EMS’s assessment that an Agent suffered from mild hypothermia.

To support his position, SBPA Zavala stated that the only accurate way to take his temperature would have been to administer a rectal thermometer.

To wit, Zavala stated: “With the equipment I have, it would have been necessary to use the invasive method of inserting the thermometer into the anal region to obtain core body temperature. The anal cavity is a sealed orifice, which is not affected by outside effects such as wind and stuff.  In the oral cavity, the person may have drank cold water or…..as they are traveling with their mouth open…. air comes into their wet mouth and cools it.”

Just imagine your reaction if your Supervisor tells you that the only equipment he/she has to take your temperature is an anal thermometer and because any other method just isn’t accurate enough for management. Also, consider that this is not the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in emergency rooms throughout the United States.

For clarification purposes, Local 2266 feels compelled to advise the membership that they are not required to submit to Swanton Sector Management’s literal or figurative desires to “stick it to them.”

Watch your “six!”

 

Morale2.SWB

 

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Published on June 21 2014

Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer is disregarding the exclusive representative of Swanton Sector agents and has let his managers run amuck.  His actions have revealed that there are two standards in Swanton Sector:  one for managers and another for Union members.  Union members are being held to higher standards of conduct and facing greater levels of discipline for violating those standards.
The Union has repeatedly brought their concerns to Chief Pfeifer only to have them ignored.  This failure of Chief Pfeifer to take the Union’s concerns seriously has given a green light to Patrol Agent In Charge (PAIC) Kuhn of the Beecher Falls Station to conduct operations in a dangerous manner. Continue reading »

#DenyDelayDueProcess

UPDATE:  (A)DC Nikki Johnson flops on providing the case law that she said refutes the Union’s grievance as Chief Pfeifer denies grievance without substance.

Now let’s just forget for a second that Chief Pfeifer again rejected the existence of our CBA and Title 5 of the United States Code that provides our right to be represented and take a look at his response.  Chief Pfeifer admits to violating the Statute (Federal Law) and Article 2 of the CBA but still denied the grievance in whole.

UIG Response Bypass Termination

Bypass-Termination

FLRA MEETINGS GUIDANCE

 

Chief Pfeifer’s Designee, (A)DC Mission Support Nikki Johnson stated in a grievance meeting that she had case law that refutes the violations of the CBA, Federal Laws and cited cases in the grievance. Naturally, the Union asked about these cases. However, (A)DC Nikki Johnson could not provide the Union the case names, the case summaries or any hint to their existence. Maybe, management will let us know in their response….or maybe not….