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AFGE continues efforts to end workplace discrimination - September 20, 2013 and September 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" General Services Administration Local 2275 President John Garvey discusses efforts to end workplace discrimination while new Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young shares his top priorities going forward. Also, AFGE District 11 National Fair Practices Coordinator Ivan Weich responds to a layoff proposal at the Columbia Basin Job Corps in Moses Lake, Wash. and Department of Veterans Affairs Local 1988 EVP Geddes Scott advocates for more staffing at the VA.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Eric Young , John Garvey , Ivan Weich , Geddes Scott

Monday - 09/16/2013, 03:48pm EDT
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AFGE members share stories from the front lines of federal service - September 6, 2013 and September 13, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" four AFGE members discuss their commitment to federal service and challenges they face in the workplace. TSA Local 778 EVP Bobby Newsome, Council of Prison Locals National Fair Practices Coordinator Sandy Parr, VA Local 2241 Women's Coordinator Marva Newell and National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals Regional VP David Sheagley share their stories on the benefits and challenges of federal service.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Bobby Newsome , Sandy Parr , Marva Newell , David Sheagley

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 06:12pm EDT
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AFGE celebrates diversity at Human Rights Training Conference - August 30, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor and AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches appear from the union's recent Human Rights Training Conference. Taylor discusses the importance of the labor movement while Eitches reveals negotiations with HUD management to reduce furlough days. Former Clinton White House spokesman also addresses the consequences of sequestration and AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. speaks out against furloughs during the union's protest in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Lena Taylor , Eddie Eitches , Bob Weiner , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:41am EDT
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AFGE rolls out new member benefits - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams discusses new benefits available to AFGE members while Bob Hill of First Command Financial Services offers financial tips for furloughed federal employees. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appear.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Bob Hill , Max Richtman , Rick Bloomingdale , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00pm EDT
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Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point feels furlough effects - August 2, 2013 and August 9, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire talks about the impact of furloughs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses resolved outstanding articles from the union's contract agreement with SSA while Economic Policy Institute Economic Analyst David Cooper addresses the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Witold Skwierczynski , Bill McGuire , David Cooper

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:07pm EDT
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Rep. Hank Johnson critical of federal employee furloughs - July 19th, 2013 and July 26, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., voices his concern about federal employee furloughs and the long-term consequences of sequestration. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel describes life as a correctional officer in the Bureau of Prisons while Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski discusses the consequences of furloughs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Dale Deshotel , Hank Johnson , Jon Suminski

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:18pm EDT
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AFGE members continue to speak out against DoD furloughs - July 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers and Marine Corps Council 240 President Brian Leonard discuss the impact of furloughs and how AFGE members can fight back. Members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Patty Viers , Brian Leonard , Phil Sassin , Scott Paul

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 05:06pm EDT
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AFGE members at Selfridge ANG Base share furlough concerns - July 5, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" members of AFGE's Department of Defense Local 2077 at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan address the personal and professional toll of furloughs and sequestration. AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale discusses assistance for AFGE members facing furloughs and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul makes the connection between U.S. manufacturing and national security.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Don Hale , Scott Paul , Mary Ann Seamster , Tim Welch , Phil Sassin

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 01:10pm EDT
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Assaults on staff continue alarming trend at Bureau of Prisons - June 21, 2013 and June 28, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses workplace safety concerns as assaults on staff continue in the Bureau of Prisons. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski continues the workplace safety discussion while AFGE Department of Defense Local 2228 David Bamburg details the impact of federal employee furloughs at Ellsworth AFB.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Dale Deshotel , Art Pulaski , David Bamburg

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:32pm EDT
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AFGE details field mobilization plan to combat sequestration - June 7, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Field Mobilization Director Tucker McDonald details the union's field mobilization plan in its fight against sequestration and federal employee furloughs. AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Council 259 President Patrick Russell discusses efforts to prevent the closure of a VA hospital in Hot Springs, S.D. while Transportation Security Administration Local 778 Executive Vice President Bobby Newsome addresses challenges Transportation Security Officers face at the workplace.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Tucker McDonald , Patrick Russell , Bobby Newsome

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:48pm EDT
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