The AFGE Council of Prison Locals has signed a master agreement with the Bureau of Prisons with a number of new benefits for AFGE members. The contract has been amended from a three-year term to an unprecedented five-year term.
The signing of this contract demonstrates that the union and the agency can set aside our differences and invest in our members, officers, and employees.
“By amending this agreement to an unprecedented 5-year term, we have saved this union and the agency countless resources, preserved the core contract that has served us well for decades, and have enhanced those provisions that have been contentious for many years,” said Council President Shane Fausey.
Key points of the amended agreement that will benefit AFGE members at the BOP include:
- Elimination of the forced shift rotation
- Increase in training hours for larger locals
- Increase in national training hours
- Increase in annual uniform allowance
The amended Master Agreement also kept our current contract intact while only improving on the select few articles.
“By amending the contract, we avoided regulatory changes to our dues structure and progressive discipline protections for all of our members,” Fausey added. “Our primary focus has been and will continue to be our officers and employees that protect the United States of America without fail.”