Listen now! AFGE members speak out on staffing, sequestration concerns on "Inside Government" Listen Now!

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as AFGE members discuss staffing and sequestration concerns from the union's recent Midwest Regional Training in Spearfish, S.D. The show, which originally aired on Friday, June 14, is now available on demand.

AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Local 390 President Matthew Hokenson addressed low caregiver staffing levels at the VA and the impact on patient care. Heather Luis, treasurer of AFGE's National Meat Graders Council 200, then provided a look inside the Department of Agriculture's meat grading process.

AFGE Department of Defense Local 2955 member Bill Austin reacted to DoD furloughs and the effect on employee morale and the local economy.

Lastly, AFGE Field Mobilization Director Tucker McDonald discussed AFGE's field mobilization plan to fight back against sequestration and federal employee furloughs.

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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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