AFGE proudly represents 750,000 federal and D.C. government workers across the United States and the world. Members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) can be found in almost every federal agency and every function of government. We work for America.
AFGE represents over 750,000 workers in nearly every agency of the federal and D.C. governments, spread across over 900 local unions.
Our members are nurses, correctional officers, doctors, Social Security professionals, TSA agents, law enforcement officers, park rangers, and so much more. While we represent almost every type of federal employee, the agencies with the highest memberships are the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Together, we fight for dignity, safety, and fairness on the job so government can more effectively serve the American people.
AFGE is proud to stand with our fellow union members across the country and has been affiliated with the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation, since 1932. We believe that the House of Labor is strongest when all working people stand together. Since 1997, all AFGE locals have been affiliated with their respective state federations.
AFGE provides legal representation, technical expertise, and informational services for the hundreds of thousands of federal and D.C. government workers who are our members. We train our members to become activists at their workplace and in their communities, help them make their voices heard in media at the local, regional, and national level, keep them up-to-date on the benefits that come with their union membership, and are the nation’s leading legislative advocate for federal and D.C. government workers.
AFGE is comprised of 12 geographic districts representing every state, U.S. territory and the District of Columbia. Each district has its own elected national vice president and a field office located in the district. Our union is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The three elected executive officers and the 12 elected national vice presidents make up our National Executive Council. We are also made up of 70 agency-based councils and 936 locals.
As a member of AFGE, you will be a part of a union made up of hundreds of thousands of federal and D.C. government employees fighting for a government that treats its workers with dignity, fairness, and respect and works for all Americans, not just the rich and powerful. Together, AFGE members work to protect our benefits, improve our pay, ensure our safety on the job, and secure a dignified retirement.
* Numbers as of 9/1/2022