Listen now! Federal employees' deficit reduction contributions discussed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about federal employees' sacrifices toward deficit reduction. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 21, is now available on demand.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., discussed the $103 billion dollars federal employees will contribute toward deficit reduction during the next 10 years and updated listeners on the fiscal cliff negotiations.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. then detailed the union's 2013 agenda, including membership and bargaining goals. Cox also analyzed the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" survey and detailed a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh.

Lastly, AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale addressed the impact sequestration would have on civilian Defense Department workers and also discussed DoD's labor-management partnership. 

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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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