On March 3, 2022, the NBPC filed its lawsuit regarding our members’ claims to be paid hazardous duty pay. The NBPC lawsuit currently has over 8k plaintiffs. You can only become a member of the lawsuit by signing a retainer form with McGillivary, Stele, Elkin, LLP. We’ve received questions from members regarding a separate AFGE lawsuit and whether members should join both. You cannot be a part of two lawsuits over the same issue, therefore if you are already a member of the NBPC lawsuit, and you joined the AFGE lawsuit, you need to contact AFGE’s law firm and ask that you be removed from their lawsuit. Only those who were NBPC members as of March 3, 2022, can be plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The NBPC lawsuit is uniquely focused on the distinctly difficult aspects of our jobs that we believe make us eligible for hazardous duty pay. The AFGE lawsuit involves different types of employee classifications, including those who have not interacted with the public.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to a steward.