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Chartered by AFSCME in 1971 as the Brushy Mountain State Prison Employees.

Local 2173 today represents employees at the Morgan County Correctional Complex.
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Officer Bio

Freddie Seavers III

Freddie was re-elected in 2012 to serve his second consecutive term as president.  He previously served three consecutive terms as vice-president and one term as secretary.  Freddie began his career as a correctional officer at the old Brushy Mountain facility in 1996.  He currently works as a counselor at the Morgan County facility.  Additionally, he is an 18 year veteran of the military and still serves as a first lieutenant in the Tennessee Army National Guard. 




Jeff Foster

Jeff has served as a union officer most of his career. Currently serving as vice-president, Jeff handles the day-to-day operations of the local.  Jeff is a twenty-five year veteran correctional officer in the Tennessee Department of Correction.  He carries with him a vast experience dealing with labor issues.