Listen now! Shutdown's impact on manufacturing discussed on "Inside Government

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn how the government shutdown has impacted U.S. manufacturing. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Oct. 11, is now available on demand.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul discussed the government shutdown and how it has hurt U.S. manufacturing. Paul also shared ideas for job creation in hopes of achieving President Obama's stated goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs during his second term.

Then, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, retired AFGE SSA Local 3509 member Michael Gravinese and American Postal Workers Union Local 1078 member Louis Forrisi appeared from the recent North Carolina AFL-CIO Convention. Goodwin provided a detailed explanation of the Affordable Care Act and Gravinese addressed the importance of networking with other union members. Forrisi concluded by highlighting the relationship between a strong labor movement and a strong middle class.

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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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