Impact of Federal Government Shutdown Discussed on AFGE Radio Show

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as federal employees prepare for the possibility of a government shutdown. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 25, is now available on demand.

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AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox addressed the potential shutdown and how it would affect agencies such as the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Cox also discussed the nationwide assault on public workers' collective bargaining rights and AFGE's response to those efforts.

AFGE Local 987 President Tom Scott then shed light on employee exposure to toxic chemicals at Robins Air Force Base and Local 498 President Michael Freeman discussed how federal budget cuts would impact services provided at the VA.

Lastly, Local 2006 Chief Steward Richard Gennetti highlighted the dedication of SSA employees, who continue to fulfill their mission in spite of low funding and staffing levels.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C. and online at It is also available to 70 million iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees


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