100,000 NEW UNION MEMBERS
That is how much AFGE’s total membership increased between January 2001 and January 2013. It just reported to the Department of Labor that it has a total of 299,642 members. Congrats to them for all the focus and effort it took to grow so quickly. However, for the first time in those 12 years of growth the union’s total receipts for the year actually dropped, by $7 million dollars, despite a one-year membershoip increase of over 10,000.