Listen now! Safety violations at Selfridge ANG Base addressed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about a series of Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Jan. 10, is now available on demand.


AFGE Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski detailed the violations, which include eight citations for unsafe or unhealthy working conditions at the base, and the union's fight to improve workplace safety.

But first, AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discussed SSA management's refusal to work with the union during the government shutdown, as well as service reductions and field office closures at SSA.

Lastly, Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens provided an economic outlook for middle-class workers in 2014.

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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.

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