WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for analysis of proposed changes to federal employees' pension plans and health benefits. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 19, is now available on demand.
Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House spokesman, lauded the work of federal employees in the face of budget cuts, pay freezes and furloughs. Weiner also detailed sequestration's harmful effects on cancer research.
AFGE Small Business Administration Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis then discussed the union's labor contract agreement with SBA, which covers 2,000 federal employees and provides a range of benefits from an updated awards program to an expedited arbitration process.
Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar of Pennsylvania addressed the chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) and increase in federal employees' pension contributions in President Obama's budget proposal.
Lastly, AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon detailed proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
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