Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
A.F.G.E.ís National Council 118-ICE represents approximately 7,600 bargaining unit employees in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, and Guam, with over 2,300 members.
A.F.G.E.ís National Council of Prison Locals 33 represents thirty-three U.S. prisonís federal correctional officers throughout the very dangerous work environment of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) 115 facilities, including the nationís SuperMax prison. There are more than 28,000 employees in the Bureau of Prisons, including 15,000 Correctional Officers.
A.F.G.E.ís National Border Patrol Council (N.B.P.C.) is the labor union which represents more than 14,000 U.S. Border Patrol Agents risking their lives each day, night and morning, while protecting Americaís North, South, East, and West coast borders. Supporting staff are also represented by the N.B.P.C.
A.F.G.E.ís thirty-eight TSO Locals represents nearly 12,000 dues paying employees of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration working at nearly 400 airports throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, and Guam. These A.F.G.E. union members protect more than 600 millions passengers, airline crews and the nationís aviation commerceÖevery single year.
A.F.G.E.ís National VA Council represents over 180,000 federal employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs. These wonderful union members help provide the many medical and benefits needs of those whom have served and whom shall serve in the future.