Since launching our Big Enough to Win campaign earlier this year, AFGE has been actively growing memberships both through existing units and new units. We have won several union elections the past few months, giving us an opportunity to represent and provide workplace protections to employees who serve our country.
After receiving a good showing of interest, we recently filed election petitions with the Federal Labor Relations Authority to represent Veteran Affairs employees in San Diego and Phoenix. Two petitions have been filed in San Diego to represent 450 health care professionals such as pharmacists, physical therapists, and social workers, and 30 claims processors at the VA Regional Office. At the Phoenix VA hospital, we filed an election petition to represent 200 doctors.
AFGE has also recently filed a petition to represent professional employees on Ft. Hood, Texas. We’re seeking to represent approximately 700 nurses, doctors, pharmacists, social workers, among others. Elections are expected in September.