3/4/2022: An update is available here.
We are pleased to announce that we have retained the law firm of McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP to handle a new lawsuit to recover hazardous duty pay (HDP) for potential exposure to COVID-19 as a result of working near or in close proximity to those who have the virus. Due to the nature of our work, this includes individuals with whom we may come in contact in the field, as well as our coworkers.
If you are covered by the National Border Patrol Council, but you are not a Border Patrol agent, click here for information about a separate case for you.
As with the FLSA lawsuits, the case is being handled on a contingent fee basis of 25%. The union is paying for the out-of-pocket costs and the case is limited to union members. To sign up for this new HDP case, members can digitally sign the consent to sue form via DocuSign by clicking here. When you click on the link, you will be asked to enter your full name and email address to begin the sign-up process.
If you have any questions, contact the lawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have signed up, the lawyers will send you a letter confirming your participation. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, you must follow up with the law firm to confirm they received your information.
If you are reading this and you are not a union member, you must be a member of the union before you can join the lawsuit. You can sign up to be a member of the union here if you work in Del Rio Sector. If you work in a different sector and want to join the union, contact a union rep in your sector.