Welcome to AFGE Local 1612 website.  AFGE Local 1612 is the local federal union representing the employees of the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 700,000 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.

Become a Member

Check out the benefits of being an AFGE Local 1612 member – AFGE Benefits and Membership form.  If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership form and send it to an E-board member.

We are pleased to announce our new Facebook group.  This group is available to AFGE Local 1612 members.  If you are a member and would like to join our group please click on the following link Local 1612 Facebook Group.


Our next Union meeting will be held on 2/12/18 at 4:30pm at staff house 6.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Run-off election results from 12/4/17 is as follows:  James Simons (2nd Vice President) and Michael Carman (Chief Steward).

Congratulations to President: Karrie Wright, 1st Vice President: Trish Light, Secretary: Rachel Owens, and Treasurer: Scotty Kastning; who were elected by acclamation.


Another shutdown has been averted until January.  Please continue to call your representatives to voice your concerns about a possible shutdown.  State Senators and Representatives Contact Information

Thank you to everyone who called their representative and let their voices be heard on the 2018 budget amendments to cut our benefits.  Currently, our benefits are off the table, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be attacked again.