Your Union negotiates collective bargaining agreements with management covering important personnel policies such as performance appraisals, health and safety, leave, work schedules and much more.
Your Union also negotiates with management over changes in working conditions, including reorganizations, office/shop moves or new personnel policies. When you're part of the Union management has to take your views into account. Our membership meetings give you a forum to hear and be heard, a way for us to speak up together.
AFGE Local 476 trains employee stewards to represent their co-workers' rights at work. These individuals are supported by experienced staff representatives and union attorneys, who also represent individual employees at the higher levels of appeals processes. All union contracts contain procedures that hold management accountable, and that end in binding arbitration by an outside, neutral party.
With AFGE Local 476, you are part of AFGE National, one of the strongest lobbies on Capitol Hill. Lobbyists employed by AFGE National, the largest federal employee Union, work to defend our pay, benefits and job security. AFGE Local 476 helps strengthen our voices by coming together in one powerful grass roots lobby.