Local 965 was founded Aug. 3, 1962, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. According to its charter dated 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.
From the beginning, most 965 members comprise employees of the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Local 965 is a member of Arkansas State Council 38, (union’s page). It is a member of the Arkansas AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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Arkansas Public Employees Union
AFSCME Local 965
P.O. Box 2459
Fayetteville, AR 72702