Listen now! Highlights from AFGE's Human Rights Training Conference on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for highlights from the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 30, is now available on demand.

State Sen. Lena Taylor from Wisconsin, keynote speaker at the Y.O.U.N.G. AFGE Training Summit, discussed the importance of the labor movement and encouraged union members to get involved and take action on issues important to them.

Eddie Eitches, president of AFGE's Housing and Urban Development Council 222, then gave an inside look at negotiations with HUD management to reduce furlough days.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Local 1345 Steward Tracy School, who participated in the union's rally to protest furloughs, highlighted the importance of federal service and fighting back against budget cuts.

Lastly, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner discussed the consequences of sequestration and the impact on public service delivery.

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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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