National Nurses Week – May 9, 2014

On this week’s show:

This week AFGE’s “Inside Government” explores the issues facing our nation’s nurses during National Nurses Week with AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard, Diane Clines, President of AFGE Veterans Affairs Local 96, Jeff Sladek, District 13 VA Representative and Marilyn Park, an AFGE Legislative Representative who focuses on VA Issues for the AFGE National VA Council.

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Jane Nygaard

AFGE District 8 National Vice President

Nygaard discusses National Nurses Week and how the 2015 Budget is impacting nurses at the VA.

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Diane Clines

President of AFGE VA Local 96

Clines explains her work in St. Louis and how the Local and Council works for nurses in the VA.

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Jeff Sladek

District 13 VA Representative, VA Local 495 President

Sladek discusses his work in District 13, his 30 years as a registered nurse, and Veterans Affairs’ staffing challenges and its effect on care.

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Marilyn Park

AFGE Legislative Representative who focuses on VA Issues for the National VA Council

Park delves into the legislative climate for the nation’s nurses and challenges with funding at the VA.