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Rep. Gerry Connolly highlights deficit reduction contributions by federal employees - December 21, 2012 and December 28, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses the sacrifices made by federal employees toward reducing the nation's deficit while AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. outlines the union's 2013 agenda. AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale details the impact sequestration would have on civilian Defense Department workers.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Gerry Connolly , Don Hale , J. David Cox

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 05:12pm EST
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Congress clears way for DoD civilian workforce cuts

Congress has cleared the way for a $633 billion defense policy bill that includes mandated reductions to the Defense Department's civilian and contractor workforces. Leaders of a House-Senate conference committee, tasked with reconciling competing versions of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, included in the final report the automatic workforce reductions that opponents say would result in about 36,000 job losses.

Tags: Senate , House , Congress , DoD , DoD civilian workforce , 2013 NDAA , contractor pay cap , PSC , Stan Soloway , J. David Cox , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 06:56pm EST

Unions relish Obama victory but temper expectations for second term

Federal-employee unions have hailed the re-election of President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But despite the excitement, union leaders are tempering their expectations for a second term. National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and J. David Cox, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told Federal News Radio their groups are ready to play an expanded role to deal with the budget deficit and alternatives to the sequestration cuts coming in January.

Tags: Election 2012 , federal unions , In Depth , Federal Drive , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 09:03pm EST
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AFGE participates in D.C. government labor-management partnership - December 14, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman highlights the union's participation in the D.C. government labor-management partnership. Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson provides a closer look at the Strengthen Social Security coalition while Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey analyzes Michigan's right-to-work legislation.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Alex Lawson , Roger Hickey , Dwight Bowman

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 05:04pm EST
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AFGE fights back against Social Security cuts - December 7, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses a series of nationwide protests against Social Security cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. With more on the fiscal cliff, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner reacts to the GOP counteroffer. Bill Fletcher Jr. addresses union myths with his book, "They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths About Unions."

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Bob Weiner , Bill Fletcher Jr

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:35pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 5, 2012

Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today's SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration's plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

Tags: Federal Drive , Witold Skwierczynski , Jeremy Herb , The Hill , DoD , DoD authorization bill , budget , workforce , Travis Howerton , NNSA , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 07:13am EST

Fiscal cliff: Impact on feds, delivery of public service - November 30, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the fiscal cliff's potential impact on federal employees. Common Cause President and CEO and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) and Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also discuss what a fiscal cliff deal might look like.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Jacque Simon , Bob Edgar , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:29pm EST
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Federal employees' dedication on display during Sandy - November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals Northeast Regional Vice President Phil Glover talks about the dedication of Bureau of Prisons workers during Superstorm Sandy while AFGE General Counsel David Borer discusses TSA workers' ratification of the first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the agency. Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul and AFGE Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey also appear.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , David Borer , Phil Glover , Robert Autrey , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 04:57pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 12, 2012

Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of the Defense Information School, talks about the most recent graduating class. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, discusses how her company is helping veterans find work. AFGE National President J. David Cox talks about the ratification of the TSA's first-ever collective bargaining agreement. Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon discusses efforts to transition veterans back into civilian life.

Tags: Jeremy Martin , Defense Information School , DoD , veterans , Merry Korn , Pearl Interactive Netwwork , J. David Cox , TSA , Tom Kilgannon , Freedom Alliance , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/12/2012, 09:44am EST

How Election Day results impact federal employees - November 9, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox and Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyze Election Day results and the impact on federal employees. AFGE Legislative Representative Marilyn Park then addresses the importance of Veterans Day, while Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey discusses FEMA's response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Beth Moten , J. David Cox , Marilyn Park , Robert Autrey

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:32pm EST
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