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On 27 July 1962 AFGE Local 1869 was the first in DoD to establish “Formal Recognition”. Mr. Albert L. Roberson was Local President at that time. The Local applied for exclusive representation rights under Executive Order 10988 on 18 March 1963. With more than 50% of the eligible employees signing petitions, exclusive recognition was granted on 12 April 1963.
Our first negotiated Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed on 25 September 1963. The National President at that time was John F. Griner and the Base Commander was Col. Edmund Griffin Jr. – both signed the first MOA.
Local 1869 has a long history of representing the employees of Charleston AFB, a commitment that we take very seriously. Presently the most important issues are the “National Security Personnel System” as proposed by the Administration and the Department of Defense. AFGE has fought this unfair system in Federal Court, and ART civilians wearing Military ABU uniforms as part of their daily work. Both of these issues are being dealt with by locals all across America everyday.
Over the years Local 1869 has had many dedicated Presidents who have led our Local through countless disputes and many negotiated agreements.
|1962 – 63||Mr. Albert L. Roberson|
|1963 – 67||Mr. Adan R. (Danny) Hernandez|
|1968||Mr. Albert Keynardie|
|1969||Mr. George Orr|
|1969 – 1989||Mr. Walter R. Howerton|
|1989 – 91||Mr. Ron Stewart|
|1991 – 99||Mr. Richard Egal|
|1999 – 02||Mrs. Trudy Pendergast|
|2002 – 03 (2 months)||Mr. Ken Battle|
|2003 – 06||Mr. Delmar Davids|
|2006 – 09||Mr. Daniel Grausso|
|2009 – Present||Mr. Curtis Fludd|
AFGE Local 1869, it’s officers and it’s stewards stand ready to represent the employees of Charleston Air Force Base to the best of our ability. We invite every bargaining unit employee to join our Local and to become active members. We urge our members to step forward and take an active role in their Local.