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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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AFGE speaks out on sequestration's impact to HUD, DOD - March 1, 2013 and March 8, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches and Department of Defense Local 2142 President Joe Gonzales detail the devastating impact sequestration would have on their respective agencies. AFGE Bureau of Prisons Local 1112 representatives Mike Schnobrich and April Bennett and Transportation Security Administration Local 778 Executive Vice President Bobby Newsome also appear.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Eddie Eitches , Joe Gonzales , Mike Schnobrich , April Bennett , Bobby Newsome

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 11:06am EST
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Rep. Hank Johnson discusses Social Security, dangers of sequestration on "Inside Government" - February 22, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., defends Social Security's solvency and long-term viability. AFGE Air Force Materiel Command Council 214 President Troy Tingey, Council of Prison Locals Western Region Vice President Michael Meserve and William Beaumont Army Medical Center Local 2516 President Paul Ferris also address workplace issues and legislative priorities for 2013.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Hank Johnson , Troy Tingey , Michael Meserve , Paul Ferris

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 04:53pm EST
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Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , David Borer , CBP , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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