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AFGE, Social Security Administration reach agreement on national contract - March 9th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses the union's conceptual agreement with SSA for a new national contract. Skwierczynski also addresses the impact of office closures on the public. AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 Executive Vice President Carolyn Federoff analyzes the federal deficit while Environmental Agency Protection Council 238 Executive Vice President Tom Link provides an update on the council's Save the Environment - Save the EPA campaign.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Witold Skwierczynski , Carolyn Federoff , Tom Link

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 07:16pm EST
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TSP Roth option coming soon for federal employees - March 2nd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill discusses the new Thrift Savings Plan Roth option and AFGE National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals Chairman Stan Painter details a proposal by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to change the inspection system for poultry plants. Also, AFGE Defense Conference Chair Don Hale and Vice Chair Patty Viers discuss personnel cuts at the Department of Defense and AFGE Nurses Steering Committee members Lisa Hartman and Shilo Schalk detail efforts to secure collective bargaining rights for all federal nurses.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , Bob Hill , Stan Painter , Don Hale , Patty Viers , Lisa Hartman , Shilo Schalk

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:20pm EST
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Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) addresses health care reform, importance of 2012 elections - February 24th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) discusses the importance of the 2012 elections, health care reform and what a single-payer health care system in the U.S. would look like. AFGE Field Services and Education Director Bill Fletcher and Transportation Security Administration Local Presidents Rick McCoy and Kim Kraynak-Lambert also join the program from the recent AFGE TSA Council 100 Founding Convention.

Tags: AFGE , Jan Schakowsky , Bill Fletcher , Rick McCoy , Kim Kraynak-Lambert

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:33pm EST
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Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) Lauds Work of Federal Employees - February 10th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) praises the continued dedication of federal employees despite a contentious political environment. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) and Newsweek and Daily Beast contributor Eleanor Clift discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman addresses keys to improving Social Security and Medicare and the critical role of SSA employees.

Tags: Max Richtman , Eleanor Clift , John Yarmuth , John Sarbanes , AFGE , workforce

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 01:23pm EST
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Union for federal prison officers pushes for more staff in wake of increased violence - January 13th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses the reasons behind a recent spike in violence at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Also, AFGE Communications Director Enid Doggett provides communications tips and strategies for union members while personal finance columnist Karen Blumenthal discusses her new book, "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh: How to Leave Financial Hardships Behind and Take Control of Your Financial Life."

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Dale Deshotel , Enid Doggett , Karen Blumenthal

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:23pm EST
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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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