Listen now! Concerns over threat of sequestration, civilian furloughs at DoD discussed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the union's response to the threat of sequestration at the Department of Defense. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 1, is now available on demand.

AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discussed the possibility of sequestration and furloughs at DoD and the impact on service delivery, national security and the war effort.

But first, Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul addressed China's impact on U.S. manufacturing and steps President Obama can take to create manufacturing jobs. Paul also detailed how a robust manufacturing sector could spur job growth in other areas.

Robyn Kehoe, director of field operations at the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, then discussed FEEA's work with AFGE to aid Superstorm Sandy victims. Kehoe also discussed FEEA's emergency assistance, scholarship and childcare services programs.

Lastly, AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addressed the overcrowding and underfunding crisis in the Bureau of Prisons and the community safety risks associated with understaffing.

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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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