All members are encouraged to get involved in one of our AFGE groups to help recruit your coworkers to become AFGE members, engage Congress about issues like pay and retirement, engage in community service in our young workers group, and more.
AFGE Retirees are front and center in our efforts to honor and defend government employees. That means advocating for a productive, healthy, and secure retirement as well as good jobs, pay, and benefits for those who are still working.
AFGE is one of 36 national unions that makes up the Union Veterans Council (UVC), under the AFL-CIO. Considering that one third of federal civil servants are veterans, AFGE has the capacity to influence Congress, but only if union veterans are effectively organized and mobilized. The AFGE Veterans program brings union members, who are military veterans, together to speak out on the issues that impact veterans most.
AFGE Stewards are working people who have volunteered to connect members with their union. It is the Stewards' responsibility to know how the union works on behalf of its members, aid members in their workplace, and show how AFGE's mission impacts public servants.
The Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation seeks to mobilize young union members to become leaders for social change within AFGE and the Labor Movement. Members under 40 and mentors over 40 work together to include young workers in the union structure and keep them engaged in working class issues.
LPCs are members who work extensively to build relationships with their Members of Congress and their staff. That way when we face a piece of legislation that could seriously hurt our members, we can activate LPCs to talk to and use the capital they have built with the office to protect our brothers and sisters.
AFGE Pride is a national program designed to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and others within the pride spectrum (LGBTQ+) membership as well as their allies and to educate all of AFGE on the workplace and safety issues facing this community within AFGE and the Labor Movement.
HISCO supports professional advancement, leadership development and educational opportunities for AFGE members of Hispanic origin and the expansion of AFGE’s political and legislative influence. HISCO advocates for equal rights and fair treatment of all workers, within and outside the federal and D.C. governments.
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B.L.A.C.K. is an acronym that stands for “Black Leaders Advancing Change and Knowledge.” AFGE B.L.A.C.K. exists to increase solidarity in AFGE by highlighting the issues specifically impacting our Black members. It is through understanding each other’s struggles that we can effectively fight for one another.
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AFGE A.P.O.W.E.R. stands for Asian Pacific Organized Workers Empowering Representation. A.P.O.W.E.R. is here to advance the mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion of all AFGE members, providing assistance and direct service to all AFGE members who identify as Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian, and their allies, nationally, and to ensure that AAPI members and potential members are being represented within the labor movement at different levels and capacities of leadership by developing programming initiatives that will elevate the needs and realities of the AAPI Community.
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