Local 965 was founded Aug. 3, 1962, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and chartered Jan. 1. 1966. It represents public employees in the Arkansas counties of Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Washington, excluding employees of the state Department of Correction .
- Bret Schulte, President
- Michael Pierce, Vice President
- Stephen Boss, Secretary-Treasurer
- Kelly Hammond, Recording Secretary
- Betty Martin, past president, trustee
- Ben Pollock, Communication Director, trustee
- Ted Swedenburg, trustee
Bruce McNully, board member
Cynthia Nance, board member
George Markham, board member
Local 965 is a member of Arkansas State Council 38, James E. Nickels, executive director. It is a member of the Arkansas AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. We’d like to meet you, so sign up for our mailing list.
The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
To learn who your state legislators are, use the My Officials form, giving your home’s full street address where it indicates “Street” and the town in the City field.
Arkansas Public Employees Union
AFSCME Local 965
P.O. Box 2459
Fayetteville, AR 72702