AFGE Local 171

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The Next Union Meeting will be on:
Tuesday   July 9, 2019   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.

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".

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Sign up for AFGE Texts

Signing up for AFGE Texts is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. In the "To" field, enter the following #:  225568
2. In the Message field, type AFGE
3. Press Send

Next, personalize your text alerts by responding to 3 text messages you will receive after signing up:

1. Welcome to AFGE! Reply with your full name
2. What's your Zip Code?
      Reply with your 5-digit Zip Code
3. Opt in for robocalls and teletown halls?
      Reply with either a Y for Yes or a N for No.

Mobile alerts from AFGE. Periodic messages. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to 225568 to stop receiving messages. Text HELP to 225568 for more information. Terms & Conditions

New Lawsuit Filed

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Federal Government over the government shutdown that started on December 22, 2018.  The lawsuit was filed on December 31, 2018 on behalf of AFGE by Heidi Burakiewicz, a partner at a law firm in Washington D.C.  A similar lawsuit was filed back in 2013 and we won that case as the Agency should have followed the law and paid staff that were required to work even during a lapse in appropriated funds.

To Join the Class Action Lawsuit go to:


You can read more about the lawsuit at:




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.

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         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