Listen Now! AFGE President Proposes TSA Reforms On "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as the union's president proposes safety reforms at the Transportation Security Administration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Nov. 8, is now available on demand.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. discussed the recent Los Angeles International Airport shooting, which claimed the life of one Transportation Security Officer and injured two others. Cox proposed reforms at TSA to increase safety, including hiring, training and deploying federal law enforcement officers at each of the nation's airports.

AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright then shared his concerns about a Government Accountability Office report that found the agency's contractor workforce was inadequately trained.

Donald Hands, chief steward for AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2024, discussed ways to engage retired union members and provided a closer look at AFGE's Law Enforcement Committee.

Lastly, Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland addressed the lasting impact of the government shutdown, looked ahead to budget battles on Capitol Hill and analyzed Election Day results.

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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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