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.
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 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 (e.g. Investigative, Safety, Accident, ) 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!
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.
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