As a Council, we primarily bargain (at the national level) issues that impact your working conditions. Past negotiations have resulted in flextime, credit hours, telework, and other workplace benefits. We also work with HUD constituents to advocate for HUD programs, and fight wasteful contracting out of federal work. Please keep in mind that we are a volunteer organization; we elect our leadership from our membership. So it's very important that the best employees become union members and activists.
The American Federation of Government Employees highlights the harsh realities faced by federal agents at the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in securing the southern U.S. border. The series, entitled “Walking the Line,” address the dangers of working on the border, the humanitarian efforts of our officers toward detainees, and the role of the union in improving working conditions for agents. AFGE’s National Border Patrol Council is the exclusive representative for more than 17,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel. AFGE’s National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council represents about 7,600 ICE officers, agents and employees.