Building Our Strength In Numbers

In 2015 we grew our union, built our bargaining and political power, and sent a strong message of unity. We welcomed our 300,000th member, organized new units, negotiated hard-won contracts and stood with other unions against incredible obstacles. All of your hard work in 2015 is setting the stage for a more promising 2016 for AFGE members and their families.

District 2 member Marcellus Shields joined AFGE DoD Local 1410 President Felicia Sharp for AFGE OPM Local 32’s Fall Festival.

Dozens of AFGE young worker activists took part in the Next Up Young Worker Summit hosted by the AFL-CIO in March.

AFGE activists receive an organizing award at the 40th National Convention.

AFGE National VA Council President Alma Lee receives an organizing award at the 40th National Convention for the council with the largest actual number of new members.

AFGE VA Local 2779 President Muriel Newman gives an acceptance speech for local’s achievement in organizing new members.

AFGE Local 573 joined students at an area high school in October to share their career journeys and gave some tips on tying a tie. 

AFGE TSOs rallied in Detroit to fight for secure checkpoints and a safe place to work for employees.

In September, AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. joined AFGE US Marshals Service Local 2272 and agency officials for the signing of the first contract in nearly 20 years.

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