Inside Government – January 14th, 2011

Witold Skwierczynski
President, AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals

  • AFGE’s successful fight against SSA leave policies at Teleservice centers
  • An update on contract negotiations with management including flextime, credit hour use and telework issues
  • Working to restore fairness to the grievance and arbitration process

Joseph Riedel
Member, AFGE VA Local 2798

  • An inside look at the VA’s Canteen Service

Tim McManus
Vice President of Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

  • Analyzing the federal pay freeze
  • President Obama’s initiative to make government “cool” again and where that initiative stands today
  • How a strong federal work force contributes to success in health care and financial reform, as well as the fight against terrorism