AFGE Local 171

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The Next Union Meeting will be on:
Tuesday  November 15, 2022   5:00 PM 
at the
El Reno Union House

Meetings 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.


Local 171 Receives 2 CPL 33 National Awards  2021 Bob Brantley and Most Organized in SCR Awards


AFGE 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".

Political Candidates


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.

Mandatory Vaccinations

I want to be very clear: Local 171 does NOT support mandatory vaccinations. CPL does NOT support mandatory vaccinations. We support the individual right to make your own medical decisions. An employer should NOT mandate medical decisions, that is between an individual and their family. Nothing official has been released. When it does, I have assurances that National will be taking action once anything is released. We will be releasing information to the Local as we receive it.

Josh Lepird
President Local 171
FTC Oklahoma City
FCI El Reno

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 33 for National news.

Click here to read the latest AFGE Government Standard.

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Local 171 has been in the News, Click here for the Articles.

         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