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AFGE's Law Enforcement Committee, TSA MSBP rights, voter protection, and Union strategies - May 23, 2014 and May 30, 2014

This week "Inside Government" speaks with AFGE's Law Enforcement President and Sargent of Arms about the committee's work; Stacy Bodtmann, AFGE Council 100 Regional Vice President talks about issues at TSA; Alexander Keyssar from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government talks about voter protection; and, Bill Berry, author of "Union Strategies for Hard Times" discusses his book and what Unions can do in this threatening economic and political climate.

Tags: Inside Government , Jeff Zuhlke , Roger Neff , Stacy Bodtmann , Alexander Keyssar , Bill Berry , Union Strategies for Hard Times

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:02am EDT

Senators propose 3.3 percent federal pay hike to start in 2015

Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act Friday, calling for a 3.3 percent pay increase for federal employees for calendar year 2015. Federal employee union leaders praised the proposal, which would raise feds' pay more than the 1 percent President Barack Obama introduced in his 2015 budget proposal. The bill is similar to one introduced in March by House Democrats.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , FAIR Act , Senate , pay increase , pay , pay & benefits , budget , J. David Cox Sr. , Joseph Beaudoin , NTEU , NARFE , Colleen Kelley , Federal Postal Coalition , Bruce Moyer

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:07pm EDT

Congress can't be trusted to do right by feds

Despite the challenges they face, federal employees come to work every day and strive to do their best because they are dedicated to their jobs. What will it take for Congress to start treating them with the respect they deserve, asks AFGE President J. David Cox in a column written for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , workforce , Trust Redefined , morale

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:10am EDT
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LGBT and transgender employee issues in the workplace; second Fort Hood shooting - May 2, 2014 and May 16, 2014

This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores LGBT employee issues in the federal workplace with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Cheryl Eliano, the AFGE local 1920 president, also joins the program and discusses her experience during both of the shootings at Fort Hood.

Tags: Inside Government , Frank Fragomene , Sasha Buchert , Darren Phelps , Cheryl Eliano , Fort Hood , federal workplace

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:00am EDT

Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

Tags: Jon Tester , Senate , Katherine Archuleta , J. David Cox , OPM , Best Places to Work , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jeri L. Buchholz , NASA , Carol Waller Pope , FLRA , employee satisfaction , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , sequestration , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Analysis of the Second Fort Hood Tragedy and How the 2015 Budget Proposal Will Affect Department of Defense Employees - 4/25

Special Rebroadcast from April 11, 2014: This week AFGE's "Inside Government" focuses on the second tragedy at Fort Hood. The AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale discusses the incident and what the Department of Defense has done since the first incident in 2009; Jeff Zuhlke, the President of the AFGE Law Enforcement Committee and Chair on DEFCON's Police and Security Working Group explains security on military installations; Michelle Washington, a Doctor at the VA with an MS and PHD in Mental and Behavioral Health discusses PTSD, its symptoms and how to treat it; and in a second segment, Hale discusses the threats that civilian employees and military families face in the 2015 Budget Proposal.

Tags: Inside Government , Don Hale , Jeff Zuhlke , Michelle Washington

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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Cuts, tax loopholes and sequestration - April 4, 2014 and April 18, 2014

This week on AFGE's Inside Government, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness discusses the realities of tax reform; Bill Press of the Bill Press Show talks about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the midterm elections, Union Radio and sequestration; Katherine McFate, president and CEO of the Center for Effective Government examines the impact of current federal funding levels; and, AFGE National President J. David Cox explains why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.

Tags: Inside Government , Frank Clemente , Katherine McFate , J. David Cox , Bill Press , sequestration , tax reform , Affordable Care Act , budget

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 10:36am EDT
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House Dems push for larger pay raise for feds

House Democrats are pushing for federal employees to get a pay raise next year that's more than three times larger than President Barack Obama proposed. A bill introduced Wednesday by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) would provide federal employees with a 3.3 percent across-the-board pay raise in 2015.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , pay raise , NTEU , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Congress , House , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 10:47am EDT

AFGE details safety concerns at TSA - March 21, 2014 and March 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Transportation Security Administration Local 1230 President James Mudrock discusses ongoing safety concerns at TSA while Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2425 Secretary-Treasurer LaDean Mitchell shares her dedication and commitment to caring for veterans. Professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work," also appears.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , LaDean Mitchell , James Mudrock , Jeffrey Hilgert

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Bob Silverman, president, American Foreign Service Association

Career diplomats are unhappy with certain diplomatic appointees.

Tags: Bob Silverman , career diplomats , ambassadors

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:55am EDT
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