Local 2578 is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area and serves members at all NARA locations east of the Rocky Mountains, except for metro St. Louis. Local 2578 is a member of the Council of National Archives and Records Administration Locals (Council 260) that is responsible for negotiating the AFGE-NARA Collective Bargaining Agrement.
AFGE is the exclusive representative of NARA's consolidated national bargaining unit, representing full- and part-time professional, para-professional, non-professional, and wage-grade employees under Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act.
Meetings of the local take place at 12 Noon eastern time on the last Tuesday of every month. Members receive a reminder in advance of each meeting and can call in or join in person in College Park, MD. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are conducted virtually.