WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to hear Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discuss his efforts to ensure retroactive pay for furloughed federal employees in the event of a government shutdown. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 15, is now available on demand.
Connolly co-sponsored H.R. 1429, which would require payment to federal employees at the end of a government shutdown regardless of their furlough status. Connolly also shared constituent feedback he has received during the budget battles in Washington.
AFGE Department of Defense Local 1945 President Everett Kelley then discussed how a government shutdown would have impacted workers at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. Kelley also detailed his efforts to have 700 term employees converted to full-time status.
Lastly, former Clinton White House senior spokesman Bob Weiner weighed in on the bipartisan budget deal to avert a government shutdown. Weiner discussed where cuts will be made and the impact on working families.
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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.
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