Welcome to AFGE Local 1709

  Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 4:30

  Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

1268 Bay Road

Dover, Delaware 19901

 (302) 674.1458


Why Join -

When you become an AFGE member, you join more than 300,000 other government employees who are united to build a government that works for all Americans and not just the rich and powerful. By standing together, AFGE members have a stronger voice when defending your pay, retirement and job security.

Here is 11 great reasons to Join AFGE

  • Are you worried that your agency or job may be one of the many targeted for elimination?
  • Would you like to be recognized for the important services you provide to the American People?
  • Do you want your retirement benefits protected from ongoing Congressional attacks?
  • Do you want an effective advocate on Capitol Hill to protect your pay and benefits?
  • With the Hatch Act, would you like guidance on how to utilize your political rights to become your own best advocate?
  • Would you like ot have a voice at the table when contract decisions are made?
  • Do you need a voice regarding health, safety, and security concerns at your workplace?
  • Would you like to have th experts file and MSPB complaint if you are furloughed and/or RIFed?
  • Are you stressed out by the amount of work you have to do?
  • Are promotions at your worksite handled unfairly?
  • Do you want to save some money?

A Voice on Capital Hill

Our members and staff are working to make sure the voice of government employees are heard. In an era of big money and increased corporate influence on lawmaking, AFGE provides the crucial connection between members of Congress and those we represent. 

Every year members from around the country gather in Washington, D.C. at our Legislative & Grassroots Mobilization Conference to speak face-to-face members of Congress. Every day our staff and members in Congressional Districts across the country engage lawmakers on behalf of government employees so that our member's concerns are heard.

Power through Unity

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest and most influential federal and D.C. employees union in the United States. We’re growing stronger every day. In the last four years, we’ve added a net increase of some 20,000 new members. Combined with 18,000 retired members, our total membership is more than 300,000 strong. No other union represents close to that number of government employees.

AFGE is in the middle of every battle involving the well-being of federal and D.C. employees and their families. We lobby the White House, work in agencies, litigate in court and lobby in the halls of Congress. AFGE is all about producing results that positively affect our members' lives.

AFGE Young Program

Are you a young government employee looking for ways to build your career in public service? Are you a seasoned veteran of government and want to help guide young employees? Become part of Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation (YOUNG) program! AFGE YOUNG provides young members with networking opportunities and resources to engage union training to promote leadership skills and many engaging local and national events. YOUNG members work to build lasting labor solidarity, advance issues of social and economic justice and find more inclusive ways to engage the current and future generations in the Labor Movement

AFGE Pride

AFGE is committed to promoting the civil, human, women’s and workers’ rights of all federal and D.C government employees. AFGE Pride a national program that is designed to support the (LGBT) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender membership as well as their allies and to educate all of AFGE on the workplace and safety issues facing this community within AFGE and the Labor Movement.