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WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for highlights from the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 14, is now available on demand.


Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray discussed the importance of labor and management working together while Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) addressed efforts to ensure fairness for all federal government workers.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) then detailed the need to put a face on the work of public servants and the Rev. Terry Melvin, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, discussed the future of the labor movement and how unions have changed through the years.

Lastly, AFGE Council of Prison Locals Western Regional Vice President Michael Meserve highlighted the launch of the union's Safe Prisons Project to bring attention to issues facing federal correctional officers. Meserve also discussed staffing and budget concerns in the Bureau of Prisons.

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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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