Union advocates for more VA staffing, funding – November 22, 2013 and November 29, 2013

Special Rebroadcast

A special presentation from AFGE’s National VA Council Convention

State Sen. Nina Turner (Ohio)

  • Recognizing the commitment and sacrifices made by America’s veterans
  • Ideas to spur job creation in the middle class

Travis Riggs
Vice President, AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Local 1273

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  • The dangers of low staffing and contracting out at the VA
  • A closer look at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • How the union has helped him during his career

John Bradley
Former senior staffer on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees

  • Legislation impacting veterans and VA workers
  • Consequences of insufficient funding at the VA
  • Advances the VA has made in research and medicine