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WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a look back on the life of go-go music legend Chuck Brown. The show, which originally aired on Friday, June 1, is now available on demand.
Brown, "The Godfather of Go-Go," died recently at the age of 75. The program celebrated his life by revisiting a 2010 interview with Charles Stephenson, Brown's close friend and co-author of "The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C." Stephenson discussed the birth of go-go in the District and how Brown inspired the city through music.
But first, AFGE Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire and 4th District National Representative Kevin Droste detailed an Army regulation change that could force 40 veterans at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. out of their jobs. The change would require the veterans – many of whom are disabled – to pass medical and physical testing that AFGE argues is in violation of federal law. McGuire and Droste also discussed the union's response to the situation and steps being taken to save the veterans' jobs.
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SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees