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Memorable interviews from 2013 on "Inside Government" - January 3, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC's Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work." AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Chris Hayes , Jeffrey Hilgert , Tracy School , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:11am EST
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AFGE president previews union's 2014 agenda - December 20, 2013 and December 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. previews the union's 2014 agenda and Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young discusses the work environment inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. AFGE Local 2778 Vice President John Adams addresses contracting out concerns at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , Eric Young , John Adams

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:44pm EST
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AFGE members share front-line stories from the VA - December 6, 2013 and December 14, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union's members share their stories working on the front lines in the Department of Veterans Affairs. AFGE Local 903 Chief Steward Donald White and Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott discuss fighting for equality for all employees and the personal connection caregivers feel toward patients in the VA. Rick Weidman, executive director for policy and government affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America, also appears to detail legislation designed to help veterans returning home from combat.

Tags: AFGE , workforce

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:53pm EST
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Union advocates for more VA staffing, funding - November 22, 2013 and November 29, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's recent National Veterans Affairs Council Convention discuss issues impacting veterans and workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Guests include Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, AFGE VA Local 1273 Vice President Travis Riggs and John Bradley, former senior staffer on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Nina Turner , Travis Riggs , John Bradley

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:17pm EST
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AFGE proposes TSA reforms after LAX shooting - November 8, 2013 and November 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. proposes reforms at the Transportation Security Administration after last week's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) discusses upcoming budget battles on Capitol Hill, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright addresses training concerns with the FPS contractor workforce and DoD Local 2024 Chief Steward Donald Hands talks about ways to engage retired union members.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , David Wright , Donald Hands , Donna Edwards

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:36pm EST
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Union opposes effort to mandate cameras on Border Patrol agents - November 1, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran opposes a Customs and Border Protection proposal that would mandate the use of cameras in vehicles and on Border Patrol agents. Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Communications and Development Director Robyn Kehoe details FEEA's efforts to help federal employees furloughed due to sequestration and the government shutdown. AFGE TSA Local 556 President Don Thomas and DoD Local 2516 President Paul Ferris also appear.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Robyn Kehoe , Shawn Moran , Don Thomas , Paul Ferris

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:06am EDT
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Rep. Sarbanes looks back on shutdown, praises feds - October 25, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. John Sarbanes (Md.) looks back on the government shutdown and praises federal employees' commitment to public service while former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner discusses what's next as new budget deadlines approach. AFGE Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski and Executive Vice President Darold Hubbard also appear.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Bob Weiner , Rep. John Sarbanes , Jon Suminski , Darold Hubbard

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:38pm EDT
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AFGE members chart union's future from Leadership Conference - October 18, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Transportation Security Administration Local 1127 President George Stebbins and Department of Transportation Local 3313 VP Tyler Patterson discuss the union's future from AFGE's recent Leadership Conference. Working America North Carolina State Director Carolyn Smith and AFGE TSA Local 1127 member Jason Miller also appear from the recent North Carolina State AFL-CIO Convention.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Carolyn Smith , George Stebbins , Jason Miller , Tyler Patterson

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 02:02pm EDT
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Shutdown's impact extends to U.S. manufacturing - October 11th, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul discusses the government shutdown's impact on U.S. manufacturing. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, retired AFGE SSA Local 3509 member Michael Gravinese and American Postal Workers Union Local 1078 member Louis Forrisi also appear from the recent North Carolina AFL-CIO Convention.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Scott Paul , Wayne Goodwin , Michael Gravinese , Louis Forrisi

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 05:28pm EDT
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Shutdown devastating for workers, AFGE president says - October 4, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. addresses the government shutdown and its impact on employees and public services. AFGE SSA Local 836 EVP Matt Perlinger discusses the importance of engaging younger union members and Professor Jeffrey Hilgert talks about his book, "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work."

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Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:24pm EDT
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