WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for more on the union's efforts in defeating an airport privatization initiative in Sacramento. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Jan. 11, is now available on demand.
AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 1230 President James Mudrock discussed the union's year-long campaign that resulted in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voting to rescind its approval of the privatization of Sacramento International Airport. Mudrock also addressed the security risks associated with airport privatization.
But first, Women's Campaign Fund and She Should Run President and CEO Siobhan "Sam" Bennett discussed potential female presidential candidates in 2016 and the importance of encouraging women to run for public office at all levels of government.
Economic Policy Institute President Larry Mishel then analyzed the labor market, unemployment rate and wages and the danger of losing jobs in the public sector.
Lastly, AFGE Member Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams detailed the union's robust member benefits program, including scholarships, the AFGE credit card and discount electricity benefit.
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