Listen now! AFGE members share front-line stories from the VA on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as the union's members share their stories working on the front lines in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 6, is now available on demand.


AFGE VA Local 903 Chief Steward Donald White, who works at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo., discussed the fight for equality for all employees and the union's response to mandatory overtime in the VA.

Geddes Scott, executive vice president of AFGE VA Local 1988, then addressed the personal connection VA caregivers feel toward their patients and efforts to organize and mobilize members at the local level.

Lastly, Vietnam Veterans of America Policy and Government Affairs Executive Director Rick Weidman detailed mental health concerns for veterans returning home from combat and legislation designed to assist veterans in need.

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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 millions of 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 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees


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