Welcome

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 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.

Meetings

Our next Union meeting will be held on 5/14/18 at 4:30pm at staff house 6.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

IMPORTANT NEWS 

Our lawmakers preach about wanting to make American safer – so why are they cutting the budget for the Bureau of Prisons and putting correctional workers’ lives at risk?

In a recently leaked memo, the administration plans to slash the funding for federal prisons and eliminate roughly 14% of correctional worker positions. The proposed cuts are coming at a time of severe understaffing in most of our federal prisons, because BOP has left thousands of authorized correctional workers’ positions vacant all year.

We know better than anyone that vacancies and understaffing make our work more dangerous. Our lawmakers shouldn’t risk our lives this way. Call your lawmakers at 202-224-3121 NOW and tell them: oppose all cuts to the Bureau of Prisons budget, and invest in staffing our correctional facilities to make them safer!

The prison announced the agency’s intention to abolish 100 positions from Springfield. We have a major staffing shortage.  Call your representative!  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.

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