WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about veteran advocacy efforts and the union's upcoming Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Jan. 17, is now available on demand.
Former Rep. Patrick Murphy (Pa.), host of MSNBC's "Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy," discussed the challenges facing veterans returning home from combat and programs available to assist them.
But first, AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten previewed the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 9 – 12 in Washington, D.C. Moten also analyzed the omnibus budget bill, which includes a pay raise for blue-collar workers.
Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, then discussed the latest manufacturing jobs numbers and the effect on the economy's overall health.
Lastly, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Senior Legislative Representative Web Phillips addressed the impact of service reductions at the Social Security Administration.
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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 FederalNewsRadio.com. 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