Listen now! AFGE president previews union's 2014 agenda on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as the union's president looks ahead to 2014. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 20, is now available on demand.


AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. outlined the union's 2014 agenda and discussed the impact of sequestration and the government lockout on federal employees. Cox also analyzed the Budget Conference Committee deal, which will require federal employees hired after 2013 to contribute more to their pensions.

Eric Young, president of AFGE's Council of Prison Locals, then detailed the work environment inside the Bureau of Prisons, dangers facing federal correctional officers and efforts to collaborate with other AFGE councils to strengthen the union.

Lastly, AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2778 Vice President John Adams discussed sequestration's impact on VA research and concerns about contracting out at the agency. Adams also shed light on the positive impact federal employees have on their communities and local economies.

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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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