Service + Solidarity Spotlight: AFGE Records Biggest October Membership Growth Since 2015

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Federal government workers in Washington, D.C., and across the country are joining AFGE in droves, eager for the chance to be a part of our movement. These new members are powering some of the best growth the union has seen since 2015. Last month, AFGE added more new members than it has in any October in the past five years and had the most net growth—a gain of 677 members—since 2015.

“We are showing what’s possible when unions commit to an organization-wide organizing effort,” said AFGE Membership and Organization Director David Cann (not pictured). “Folks are out there doing exciting stuff at every level of the union, and the results are in the numbers.”