Listen now! Opposition to cameras on Border Patrol Agents discussed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the union's opposition to proposed policy changes at Customs and Border Protection. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Nov. 1, is now available on demand.

AFGE National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran discussed proposals by CBP that would overhaul its basic training on the use of force and require the use of cameras on Border Patrol agents and in vehicles.

But first, Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund Communications and Development Director Robyn Kehoe detailed FEEA's efforts to assist federal employees furloughed due to sequestration and the government shutdown. Kehoe also highlighted FEEA's scholarship program, which includes 34 AFGE members who shared nearly $63,000 in awards.

AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 556 President Don Thomas then addressed privatization concerns at the Orlando International Airport.

Lastly, AFGE Department of Defense Local 2516 President Paul Ferris discussed the consequences of low staffing at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

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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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