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Boeing, Machinists union deal proof that collective bargaining works, ADA national director says - December 30th, 2011 and January 6th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) National Director Michael J. Wilson cites the recent four-year labor agreement between Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers as proof that collective bargaining works. Wilson also previews ADA's 2012 agenda, including an event at the Iowa caucuses and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program then will highlight two memorable interviews from 2011: Fighting for public sector unions with MSNBC's Ed Schultz and job creation with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.).

Tags: workforce , Michael J. Wilson , Ed Schultz , Karen Bass , AFGE

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 12:53pm EST
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Largest federal employee union weighs in on Washington's budget fight - December 16th, 2011 and December 23, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President John Gage and National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox detail the union's agenda for 2012. Gage also addresses the budget fight in Washington while Cox discusses the need to properly care for the country's veterans. AFGE Local 3258 member Mark Butler also highlights his book, "The Coffee Break Guide for Veterans Seeking Federal Employment."

Tags: Mark Butler , John Gage , J. David Cox , AFGE , workforce ,

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:20pm EST
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Group advocates for renewal of payroll tax cut, long-term unemployment aid - December 2nd, 2011 and December 9th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey discusses efforts to extend the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits and the impact on the middle class. Dan Roam, author of "Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do When Words Don't Work," and Hooks Book Events President Perry Pidgeon Hooks also appear from the recent Excellence in Government Conference.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Dan Roam , Perry Hooks , Roger Hickey

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:29pm EST
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Union fighting to save DoD civilian workforce jobs - November 18th, 2011 and November 25th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Defense Conference Chair Don Hale addresses the Defense Department's plans to slash thousands of civilian workforce jobs. AFGE Political Action Committee Director Bob Nicklas and AFL-CIO's Ben Waxman also discuss the labor movement's collective bargaining win on Election Day in Ohio.

Tags: workforce , Don Hale , Ben Waxman , Bob Nicklas , AFGE

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:00pm EST
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Staffing and funding shortages plaguing Federal Bureau of Prisons - November 11th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel details the danger of not properly staffing and funding the Bureau of Prisons. AFGE local presidents John Garvey, Mike Guerrissi and Vernon Steed shed light on workplace concerns at their respective agencies. Also, we report from Occupy Oakland and AFGE's recent rally to support Social Security Administration workers.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Vernon Steed , Mike Guerrissi , John Garvey , Dale Deshotel

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 11:52am EST
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The importance of public sector unions - October 21st, 2011 and October 28th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" labor historian Dr. Nelson Lichtenstein discusses the importance of public sector unions and the future of the labor movement. AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski also appears to address contract negotiations with SSA and a series of upcoming nationwide rallies.

Tags: Nelson Lichtenstein , Witold Skwierczynski , AFGE , workforce ,

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Inside Government - July 30th, 2009

Patrick Kennedy
U.S. Rep.(D-R.I.)
Maurice Hinchey
U.S. Rep.(D-N.Y.)
Peter Winch
National Organizer, AFGE TSA
Chad Harris
Attorney, AFGE TSA

Tags: Pay & Benefits , AFGE , health care , Congress , veterans , DoD , West Point , Chad Harris , Peter Winch , Patrick Kennedy , Maurice Hinchey

Thursday - 07/30/2009, 07:51pm EDT

D.C. Labor FilmFest preview - October 14th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" D.C. Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock previews this year's event. AFGE Local 3403 President Carter Kimsey also discusses the impact of the Office of Personnel Management's 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Chris Garlock , carter kimsey , willie jolley

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 06:00pm EDT
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Reviving the American Dream - October 7th, 2011

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" The Nation Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) join us from the Take Back the American Dream Conference to address the U.S. jobs crisis and the value of public service. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman discusses challenges facing the American workforce.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , katrina vanden heuvel , Jan Schakowsky , Jim Dean , Bob Weiner , alexis herman

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 11:21pm EDT
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Inside Government - January 1st and 8th, 2010

J. David Cox
AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer

Tags: Pay & Benfits , AFGE , J. David Cox

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 07:04pm EST
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