Eric Bunn Sr. is District 14 National Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees, representing federal and D.C. government employees in the greater Washington metropolitan area as well as in Europe. Bunn was first elected in March 2013 to fill the remainder of the term left vacant by the passing of Dwight Bowman. He has since been reelected twice to three-year terms, in 2014 and again in 2017.
Bunn has been a labor union activist for more than 25 years. His career in public service began in when he joined the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development. He quickly rose to the position of Local President of AFGE Local 2725, which represents more than 1,000 professional and wage grade employees in six District government agencies—Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Department of the Environment, Department of Health, Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Authority, and Office of the State Superintendent. Bunn is the first local president from the District of Columbia to be elected as an AFGE National Vice President.
He has been a leading advocate fighting for justice for AFGE members. Bunn served as co-chair of a task force that improved earning potential for D.C. government employees by reducing the step progression from 18 years to 14 years for all District government employees and increasing pay steps for blue-collar workers from six to ten steps.
Bunn currently sits on the board of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO and has served as treasurer of the Metropolitan Washington Central Labor Council since March 2016. He has held other positions within AFGE and the greater labor community, including: Member of the District of Columbia City Wide Labor Management Partnership Council; Former president of Council 211, representing 4,500 members within 15 D.C. government agencies; Co-Chair of a Labor Management Task Force tasked to reform the District classification and compensation system; Member of the negotiation team for the District of Columbia Compensation.