AFGE is inching towards the goal of reaching 290,000 members by the end of 2023 with a new April membership number at 285,516.
April also saw AFGE's leaders and activists achieving a significant milestone – a net increase of 1,000 members two months in a row – back-to-back growth for the first time since 2016. The last time we had a net increase of 1,000 members five months in a row was in 2015.
AFGE’s Membership and Organization Department is confident we could match that this year as summers are usually good months for our union.
“This success was not by chance. It’s the result of our members’ unwavering dedication to organizing for worker power, culminating in the union's best April since 2015,” said AFGE National President Everett Kelley.
These organizing efforts include holding New Employee Orientations to introduce the union to new hires, having one-on-one conversations with coworkers about why being a union member matters, and taking advantage of the President Biden’s policies promoting organizing.
“Our continued membership increases serve as a testament to the strength of AFGE, highlighting the power of standing together as a union,” Kelley added.