WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President John Gage will discuss the potential impact of a government shutdown and massive budget cuts on average Americans at an event Tuesday in Washington.
Gage will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Suite 480 (Fourth Floor Broadcast Operations Center) of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
As national president of the AFGE, Gage stands watch over the rights of 625,000 federal and D.C. government employees who belong to the nation's largest union for federal government workers.
Gage has led AFGE since 2003 and also is a vice president of the AFL-CIO, which represents 12.2 million employees across the country. Gage has been involved in the labor movement for more than 25 years.
AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman and representatives from various federal agencies also will be in attendance.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees