The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.
310,000 dues-paying members
700,000 federal and D.C. government employees
1,075 locals nationwide
AFGE provides comprehensive services for members including legal, legislative, communications, technical, educational, political, and union-building assistance. Member benefits also offer thousands in potential savings.
Food inspectors, nurses, correctional officers, lawyers, police officers, census workers, scientists, doctors, park rangers, border patrol agents, transportation security officers, mechanics, computer programmers, and more.
AFGE represents employees in nearly every federal department and agency, in addition to government employees in the District of Columbia. Our highest membership concentrations are in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice.
AFGE is headquartered in Washington with 12 regional district offices directed by their own national vice presidents. The national vice presidents and three executive officers comprise AFGE’s policy-making body, called the National Executive Council. There are also dozens of agency-based councils and nearly 1,100 locals.