The Original Technician Union
ACT has been working for Guard technicians since before they had an official identity.
Between 1960 and 1968 ACT fought for the 1968 legislation by which Guard
Technicians became federal employees and gained rights guaranteed by the labor statute. In recognition of its efforts, ACT was given one of the pens President Johnson used to sign The Technician Act of 1968.
Since 1960 ACT has grown to the point where it now represents a nationwide majority of Guard Technicians — 22,173 (Source DoD) Technicians in 43 states, territories and DC. By bargaining unit strength, ACT is the 4th largest union in DoD representing both Title 5 and Title 32 employees.
ACT represents only federal employees. ACT has no conflict of interests that prevents it from fighting against improper contracting out of federal employee work.
The 2013 “Broida Book” analysis of collective bargaining law discusses 76 ACT cases, all concerning the rights of Guard Technicians.