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.

We are pleased to announce our annual BOP Organizing Blitz, which will run between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.  With each new member receiving $100 and each recruiter receiving $100, we are sure this Blitz will be a huge hit.  Please click the following to view more information BOP Rebate/Membership Form


Union meeting for September will be held on 12/11/2017 at 4:30pm at staff house 6.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Run-off election for 2nd Vice President and Chief Steward will be 12/4/17.  Congratulations to President: Karrie Wright, 1st Vice President: Trish Light, Secretary: Rachael Owens, and Treasurer: Scotty Kastning; who were elected by acclamation.


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.