WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for one congressman's thoughts on furloughs and sequestration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, July 19, is now available on demand.
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia expressed concern over federal employee furloughs and the long-term consequences of sequestration. Johnson also discussed the impact on military readiness and local economies.
Dale Deshotel, president of AFGE's Council of Prison Locals, shed light on the dangerous work environment federal correctional officers face in the Bureau of Prisons. Deshotel also addressed safety improvements the union is fighting for on behalf of employees.
Lastly, AFGE Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski discussed the impact of furloughs at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan and how the union is fighting back against sequestration.
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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