Listen now! AFGE president responds to government shutdown on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the union's reaction to the government shutdown. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Oct. 4, is now available on demand.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. responded to the shutdown, calling it "devastating" for federal workers and Americans relying on public services. Cox also discussed the union's plan going forward to combat the shutdown.

Matt Perlinger, executive vice president of AFGE Social Security Administration Local 836, then detailed efforts to engage younger workers into the labor movement through the union's Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation (Y.O.U.N.G.) program.

Lastly, Jeffrey Hilgert, assistant professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal, discussed his book, "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work."

Listen LIVE on Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on 1500 AM WFED in the D.C. area or online at FederalNewsRadio.com

For more information, please visit InsideGovernmentRadio.com

"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 FederalNewsRadio.com. 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.

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