AFGE Council 238

We are a nationwide union representing more than 7,500 EPA employees committed to protecting the environment and public health. And we’re fighting for the rights and resources needed to do our jobs.

Our Fight

EPA workers are under attack. EPA scientists and civil servants are facing government shutdowns, staffing cuts, and intimidation. We’re demanding a fair workplace that ensures we can protect the planet without interference or fear.


signatures on the EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights


members of Congress supporting


new contract

The Results

Over the course of several years, we won a new contract for thousands of EPA employees nationwide in June of 2020. This new contract protects our right to organize, includes language barring discrimination from our workplaces, requires PPE to be provided to employees, and more. But the fight continues as we use the contract to ensure a fair workplace for all EPA employees.

Our Leadership

Marie Owens Powell President of AFGE Council 238
Joyce Howell Vice President of AFGE Council 238
Patricia Paff President of AFGE Local 3907, Secretary AFGE Council 238
Jeannie Schulze, President of AFGE 1003
Jeanne Schulze Treasurer of AFGE Council 238
Nate James, President of AFGE Local 3331
Nate James President of AFGE Local 3331
Undine Kipka, 1st VP of AFGE Council 238
Undine Kipka President of AFGE Local 3428 and 1st VP of AFGE Council 238
Justin Chen President of AFGE Local 1003 and 2nd VP of Council 238
Diana Myers Region 4 President
Britta Copt Region 8 President
Crystal McIntyre President of Local 907, EPA Region 7.
Bethany Dreyfus
Bethany Dreyfus President of AFGE Local 1236
Edward J. Guster III
Edward J. Guster III Sergeant at Arms, Council 238
Holly Wilson
Holly Wilson President of AFGE Local 3347

AFGE Council 238 Executive Board

President – Marie Owens Powell
Executive Vice President – Joyce Howell
First Vice President – Undine Kipka
Second Vice President – Justin Chen
Secretary – Kenneth Krebs
Treasurer – Jeanne Schultz
Sergeant at Arms – Ed Guster

Become a Member

Together, we have the power to ensure all EPA employees are treated with dignity and respect. Your membership in AFGE is the most important thing you can do to achieve this collective vision.

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Find Your Local

Join thousands of other EPA employees in the fight for a fair workplace: get involved with your local union!

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