WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the union's legislative priorities in 2011. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 11, is now available on demand.
Members and activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6 – 9 for AFGE's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. AFGE TSA local presidents Rick McCoy (Local 777) and Don Thomas (Local 556) discussed the recent granting of collective bargaining rights and how it will improve workplace conditions and public safety.
AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale and Vice Chair Patty Viers then responded to a hiring freeze at the Department of the Army and shed light on labor-management forums within the Department of Defense.
Lastly, AFGE Immigration and Customs Enforcement National Council 118 President Chris Crane, Executive Vice President Lorenzo Garza and Secretary-Treasurer Rick Diaz addressed understaffing at ICE and its impact on morale, retention efforts and officer and public safety.
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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 www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million 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 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees