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Sequestration harms cancer research, former Clinton White House spokesman says - April 19, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House spokesman, details sequestration's harmful effects on cancer research while Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) analyzes the president's budget proposal. AFGE Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis also discusses the union's labor agreement with the Small Business Administration.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Bob Weiner , Elaine Powell-Belnavis , Bob Edgar , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:44pm EDT
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AFGE rejects President Obama's chained CPI budget - April 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman voice opposition to President Obama's chained CPI budget proposal and its impact on seniors, veterans and federal employees. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon also analyzes proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Max Richtman , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:55pm EDT
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AFGE responds to DOD furlough plan, highlights legal wins - April 5, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference (DEFCON) Chair Don Hale analyzes the Defense Department's plan to reduce furlough days while newly elected 14th District National Vice President Eric Bunn discusses his top priorities. AFGE General Counsel David Borer details the union's latest legal victories and National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran addresses sequestration's impact on border security.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Shawn Moran , David Borer , Eric Bunn , Don Hale

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 05:03pm EDT
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AFGE president continues sequestration fight on behalf of federal employees - March 29, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. details the union's continuing fight against sequestration on behalf of federal employees. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also discusses efforts to defeat privatization while AFGE National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran addresses sequestration's impact on border security.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , Rick Bloomingdale , Shawn Moran

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 05:54pm EDT
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Furloughs, sequestration, and five day delivery

AFGE's J. David Cox, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will talk about the impact of sequestration and the possiblity that federal workers will be furloughed.
March 27, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , J. David Cox , DoD , sequestration , furloughs , Federal Times , Sean Reilly , budget battle , continuing resolution , Saturday delivery , USPS , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Tags: Congress , House , OPM , FEHB , Stephen Lynch , pay and benefits , NTEU , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT

Rep. John Sarbanes warns of sequestration's long-term consequences on "Inside Government" - March 22, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., discusses the long-term, negative consequences of sequestration while First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill offers financial tips for federal employees facing furloughs. Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey and AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 556 President Don Thomas also appear.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Rep. John Sarbanes , Roger Hickey , Don Thomas

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:45pm EDT
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Send us your sequestration rally photos

Federal News Radio wants photos from the National Day of Protest rallies being held in your cities on March 20.

Tags: sequestration , National Day of Protest , rally ,

Monday - 03/18/2013, 03:00pm EDT

AFGE fights for protective equipment, additional staff in Bureau of Prisons - March 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel advocates for additional staff and protective equipment for BOP correctional officers in the wake of an officer killed in the line of duty. Jean Dearden of the National Labor College discusses NLC's Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program while Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean argues for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. AFGE VA Local 1843 representatives Kelvin Flannery and Betty White address the impact sequestration would have on veterans.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Jean Dearden , Jim Dean , Kelvin Flannery , Betty Conlin

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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Agencies suffering reductions in services even before furloughs occur

Employees at TSA, CBP and Bureau of Prisons will no longer be able to work overtime. SSA offers its employees a new round of early retirements to deal with budget shortfalls. AFGE continues to press Congress, White House to stop sequestration.

Tags: workforce , sequestration , management , CBP , TSA , SSA , J. David Cox , Bureau of Prisons , Stacy Bodtmann , Shawn Moran , Steve Kofahl , Dale Deshotel , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 05:26am EDT
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