About AFGE
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services. The union is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is divided into 12 geographical districts consisting of some 1,100 Locals. More than one-half of AFGE's members are consolidated into agency-wide bargaining units. Agencies with the highest concentration of union membership include the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Justice.

AFGE Departments


Editors/Digital Communicators Association

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This year the department included a panel discussion on social media and electronic activism with panelists Isaiah Poole, online communications director with Campaign for America’s Future; Doug Foote, social media specialist with Working America, Melissa Ryan, new media director with New Organizing Institute; and Chelsea Bland, communications specialist with AFGE 

Our Advantages

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  • AFGE volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the AFGE and its goals. Whether it is educating fellow members about legislative and political issues or helping organize fellow workers to work can’t be done without your hard work and dedication. There are many different



AFGE is in the middle of every battle involving the well-being of federal and D.C. employees and their families. We lobby the White House, work in agencies, litigate in court and lobby in the halls of Congress. AFGE is all about producing results that positively affect our members' lives