By becoming an AFGE member, you’ll join the 750,000 government employees represented by AFGE who are fighting for better pay, retirement, and job security. AFGE members also receive support on and off the job, exclusive benefits, and a voice in our legislative process.
Together, we work to build a government that delivers for the American people and recognizes the vital work that employees like you do.
To get started, fill out, print, and sign an 1187 form (or 1158 form if you work for TSA). If you are a D.C. government employee, fill out form 277. Click here to find your AFGE Local number.
Email a copy of the signed form to:
If you would like to join, but do not currently have an AFGE-affiliated union at your location, send an email to our Organizing Department.
You deserve a voice in your workplace and AFGE may be able to help you and your colleagues at your federal or D.C. government facility. Click here for more information.
For more on how to submit membership documents and find resources specific to each individual organizing campaign, click here. There are over 500 AFGE Locals accepting online enrollment through a credit card via E-Dues; it only takes a few minutes to get set up.
Note: If you are unable to sign up using E-Dues, click here.
AFGE members are eligible for a range of benefits, including:
Click here to explore all exclusive AFGE member benefits.
When you join AFGE, not only do you amplify your voice on the job, you amplify it in our democracy. At a time when corporations and moneyed interests seek to drown out the concerns of working people in our legislative process to profit from the government services you provide, our members and staff work tirelessly to make sure federal employees are heard by our elected officials.
Our members and staff represent you and your fellow government employees to our elected officials in congressional districts nationwide and in our nation’s capital. AFGE members and leaders meet yearly in Washington, D.C. for our Legislative & Grassroots Mobilization Conference, where they engage our representatives and senators in person to advocate for America’s federal employees.
With over 750,000 represented employees, we are America’s most influential union of federal and D.C. government employees. Our members and staff work directly with agencies to improve working conditions, lobby in the halls of power at the White House and U.S. Capitol, and litigate in court for government employees.
When you join AFGE, you join a community of hundreds of thousands of your fellow federal workers as well as build power at your worksite and in your community, state, and country. As an AFGE member, you will have peace of mind knowing that you are not alone in the fight for fair treatment at your agency. Union membership also means you are eligible for multiple financial and personal benefits. Our members come from all backgrounds and walks of life, united in building a government that works for working people. Click here to find out more about our different member groups.
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