WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn why protective equipment is essential to Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional officers. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 22, is now available on demand.
AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Bryan Lowry discussed the recent Government Accountability Office report entitled "Evaluating the Impact of Protective Equipment Could Help Enhance Officer Safety" and the need to provide protective equipment to BOP officers.
AFGE Contract Analyst Tim Shorrock then discussed Japan's recovery efforts in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster. Shorrock, who grew up in Tokyo, shed light on the Japanese government's response to the tragedy and startling labor issues at Japan's nuclear power plants.
Lastly, Dr. Toni Lewis, chair of the Service Employees International Union's health care division, addressed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the benefit to America's 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.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees