AFGE Local 171

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The Next Union Meeting will be on:
Tuesday   September 11, 2018   5:00 PM 
at
The FTC Training Center in
Oklahoma City, OK

Meeting alternate between the FCI El Reno Union House and the FTC Training Center.

Welcome to AFGE Local 171

Welcome to the AFGE Local 171 website.  Local 171 represents the bargaining unit employees at:


The Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno


The Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City 


This site is dedicated to the union members who protect society from the criminals society locks away.

AFGE Local 171 Alert Newsletter

  • Click here for the June 2018 issue of the Local 171 Alert Newsletter.
  • Click here for the April 2018 issue of the Local 171 Alert Newsletter.

Know You're Rights!

Did you know anytime you are faced with disciplinary actions you may (highly recommended) request a union representative?  Just tell your supervisor you want a union representative before they begin to discipline you.  See your Weingarten Rights here.  Click here for a Union Rep.

All Bargaining Unit Employees of the  Bureau of Prisons have the right to be accompanied by a Union Representative to all interviews with management officials, in which the employee reasonably believes the interview might result in disciplinary action (e.g. Investigative, Safety, Accident, Mystery Shopper) to include "NOT THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION".

Dangerous staffing levels

This is a video CPL has made to illustrate the dangerous staffing levels and problems associated with those levels.During the legislative conference this video will be viewed by congressional members. Local 171 has sent this video to our Congressmen and Senators. Hopefully we can make headway and get the funding levels we need to make the BOP a safe place to work. Anyone working in a prison will tell you the environment will always be dangerous, but the danger should not be continually raised because Congress will not provide appropriate funding. The Courts put these folks in prison following laws set by Congress and Congress must provide the funding to carry out the sentences required by law.

Do my dues go to support candidates running for office? NO!

We had quite a bit of false information put out that your union dues go to political candidates.To answer the question: NO.
It is illegal for any dues monies to be spent on anything that doesn't benefit the membership and operation of the Union. Money for political endorsements comes directly from (PAC) Political Action Committees, which are run by volunteers on voluntary and independent donations from folks who join PAC. Check out the Law for yourself.

New Staff Members

We encourage all bargaining unit staff to become union members.  Remember, strength is in numbers.  As a member of Local 171 you WILL be heard.  Click here to download the form to  join the AFGE Local 171 Union.  Contact any Union steward for more information about becoming a member.

Visit the Council of Prison Locals for National news.

Click here to read the latest AFGE Government Standard.

         Correctional Peace Officers Foundation

The CPOF was created in 1984 as a national, non-profit charitable organization. Its primary function is to preserve and support the surviving families of Correctional Officers who lose their lives in the line of duty.  Membership is as little as $5.00 per month.    Membership benefits to the CPOF include:

Full coverage under the CPO Foundation's Death Benefit Program

Membership Card and Membership Decal

Subscription to the CPO Foundation's Quarterly Publication

Remember, your membership is tax deductible!

Click here to visit The Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation's website.

 Want to become a member now?  Contact any e-board member at FCI El Reno or FTC Oklahoma City

You do not have to be a bargaining unit employee for this benefit