WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the fight to preserve collective bargaining rights in the public sector. The show, which originally aired on Friday, March 4, is now available on demand.
OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah Poole addressed the importance of collective bargaining rights for public workers saying, "The attack on worker rights in Wisconsin is not only an attack against unions, but an attack against the entire middle class." Poole also previewed the upcoming Summit on Jobs & America's Future March 10 in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.ourfuture.org/jobsummit.
Also on the show were leaders from AFGE Local 1843, who represent workers at the Northport VA Medical Center. President Ramona Sears, Vice President Betty Conlan, Treasurer Linda James, and Chief Steward Kelvin Flannery addressed the top quality care veterans receive at the facility, despite low staffing levels. The group also discussed the impact a pay freeze and budget cuts could have on hardworking federal employees nationwide.
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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