WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about the union's fight against privatization. The show, which originally aired on Friday, March 16, is now available on demand.
AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel and AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 1120 Montana Vice President Eric Wood detailed the challenges privatization efforts present to federal workers. Deshotel also discussed funding and staffing issues at the Federal Bureau of Prisons while Wood addressed the union's work to negotiate a contract for Transportation Security Officers.
But first, Food & Water Watch Senior Lobbyist Tony Corbo continued last week's discussion about ongoing concerns with the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service proposal to partially privatize poultry inspections.
Lastly, AFGE Department of Defense Local 2142 President Joe Gonzales discussed his local's efforts to improve workplace conditions and employee morale.
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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 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 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees