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General Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 1700.  Meetings are held at Union Office Building 220 (address is 601 West D. Avenue, Eglin AFB).  Meetings last no more then one hour.  Pizzas, subs, and BBQ are among the many different items served at each and every meeting.  Call AFGE 1897 at 882-5714 or 678-5713 for further information.



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Why Join? and How to Join AFGE Local 1897.

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Why Join ? How To Join
AFGE Local 1897

Who We Are

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest and most influential federal and D.C. employees union in the United States. And were growing stronger every day. In the last four years we have added a net increase of some 20,000 new members. Combined with 18,000 retired members, our total membership is nearly 220,000 strong. No other union represents close to that number of government employees.

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.

Unions Can Say No to Non-members

Which do you want, Full Service or Self Service? Click here to read more.

"In a significant decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, federal unions have no duty to represent non-members in statutory appeal procedures.

The federal court found the union did not have a duty to represent an inspector fired by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The discharged employee was a member of a certified bargaining unit, but not a member of the labor organization.

The court held that unions could refuse to represent non members in cases before the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), (14-day and longer suspensions and removals), the Department of Labor (DoL), (Workers' Compensation), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), (discrimination), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), (classification), without violating federal law."

AFGE Local 1897 has to manage our funds and attorneys are very costly so our president may follow the above court ruling.

How To Join!

1. Download & Complete the 1187 Membership form.

Click here to download the 1187 Form

2. Prepare a cover letter indicating that you would like to join and that your membership application is attached.

3. Fax or Email  the completed form to AFGE Local 1897. Please include a telephone number where we may reach you.

Fax: (850) 678-7683


4. If you have any questions, please call us at (850) 882-5714 or DSN 872-5714.

Do not fax to AFGE Headquarters


TSA Federal Employees

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