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WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the union's response to President Obama's federal pay freeze proposal! The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 3, is now available on demand.
AFGE National President John Gage held a press conference to address the issue and called the pay freeze a "superficial panic reaction" that will do little to reduce the deficit. "This is no time for political scapegoating. The American people didn't vote to stick it to a VA nursing assistant making $28,000 a year or a border patrol agent earning $34,000 per year," said Gage.
Economic Policy Institute President Lawrence Mishel also discussed the pay freeze and argued for creating jobs before reducing the deficit.
Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey then shared the results of the CAF-organized Citizens' Commission report, which suggested alternatives to the White House Deficit Commission proposal.
Lastly, former Federal Labor Relations Authority General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski discussed ways to maximize the effectiveness of labor-management forums.
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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