AFGE fights for protective equipment, additional staff in Bureau of Prisons – March 15, 2013

Dale Deshotel
President, AFGE Council of Prison Locals

  • Advocating for additional staff and protective equipment for BOP officers
  • Remembering Eric Williams, an officer recently killed in the line of duty at the United States Penitentiary – Canaan

Jean Dearden
Director, Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program
National Labor College

  • Degree programs and courses offered by NLC
  • AFGE’s JNS Scholarship
  • Upcoming union skills classes to benefit AFGE activists

Jim Dean
Chair, Democracy for America

  • Efforts to preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
  • Thoughts on sequestration and federal employee furloughs
  • DFA’s agenda at the state level

Kelvin Flannery
President, AFGE VA Local 1843
Betty Conlin
Treasurer, AFGE VA Local 1843

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  • Impact sequestration would have on veterans
  • Local 1843’s community service initiatives