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.