AFGE has filed petitions with the Federal Labor Relations Authority to represent employees transferring from the military services to the new Defense Health Agency.
As many as 80,000 civilian and military employees working on medical and research matters are transferring to DHA from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. AFGE currently represents more than half of those employees, while the rest are either unrepresented or represented by other smaller unions.
Our FLRA petitions request that the FLRA make determinations about the representation status of employees of DHA. Until the FLRA rules, AFGE members who have transferred to DHA should continue to be represented by their original locals.