National Border Patrol Council holds groundbreaking ceremony for union building

Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 6:29 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 10:12 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - In keeping that dialogue open at the national level, the union president says it’s important to listen to their members in order to better act as their voice when issues come up.

Issues such as having the latest equipment and technology on hand to better protect our borders, or even speaking out on employee rights when necessary.

In an effort to bring their 1,300 members together in a more adequate space, a milestone was reached on Wednesday.

The National Border Patrol Council, local chapter 2455, broke ground on what will be their new Union Hall.

The 6400 square foot building will serve as a meeting place for the members who make up the Laredo sector, a membership that has significantly grown over the last few years.

“So in the past 10 years, we’ve seen a significant increase, up to the point where we have a 97 to 98 percent rate in the Laredo sector over the National Border Patrol Council that’s at 90 percent, but in Laredo voluntary rate and that’s significant.”

The new Border Patrol Union Building is located at 6422 Sinatra Parkway, and is being constructed by Quantum Building and Services.

It will include a large gathering area, offices, a conference room and an outdoor area, and should be ready by early 2022.

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