AFGE Local 3824 Professional
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Western Power Administration (WAPA) is one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. WAPA services an area encompassing a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. and has more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission systems which carry electricity from 56 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission. WAPA also markets power from the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired plant near Page, AZ. WAPA sells power to preference customers such as Federal and state agencies, cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility districts, irrigation districts and Native American tribes. Of the 15 locally recognized units within the Department, WAPA locally negotiates with three locally recognized DOE bargaining units: American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO Non-Professional and AFGE, AFL-CIO Professional units, which make up the mixed professional and non-professional AFGE Locals: 3807 and 3824. These two separately recognized locals share a joint contract. WAPA also negotiates with the locally recognized International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Government Coordinating Council (GCC) No. 1 (a grandfathered 704 bargaining unit). IBEW-GCC No.1 is made up of several former Department of Revenue locals which were consolidated into GCC No. 1, and represent wage board employees of DOE WAPA to include Foreman’s I, II, and III.