This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. details the union’s continuing fight against sequestration on behalf of federal employees. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also discusses efforts to defeat privatization while AFGE National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran addresses sequestration’s impact on border security.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” the union recognizes federal nurses as it celebrates National Nurses Week. Guests include AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard, and representatives from the AFGE’s Council of Prison Locals and National Veterans Affairs Council.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” J. David Cox Sr., president of AFGE, urges furloughed federal employees to file appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board while Field Services and Education Director Dave Cann discusses furlough resources available to members. AFGE Assistant General Counsel Matt Milledge addresses employee appeal rights and Defense Conference Chair Don Hale analyzes sequestration’s impact on military readiness.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency’s alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor and AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches appear from the union’s recent Human Rights Training Conference. Taylor discusses the importance of the labor movement while Eitches reveals negotiations with HUD management to reduce furlough days. Former Clinton White House spokesman also addresses the consequences of sequestration and AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. speaks out against furloughs during the union’s protest in Pittsburgh, Pa.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National President J. David Cox Sr. proposes reforms at the Transportation Security Administration after last week’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) discusses upcoming budget battles on Capitol Hill, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright addresses training concerns with the FPS contractor workforce and DoD Local 2024 Chief Steward Donald Hands talks about ways to engage retired union members.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National President J. David Cox Sr. previews the union’s 2014 agenda and Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young discusses the work environment inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. AFGE Local 2778 Vice President John Adams addresses contracting out concerns at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of “Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work.” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union’s Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act Friday, calling for a 3.3 percent pay increase for federal employees for calendar year 2015. Federal employee union leaders praised the proposal, which would raise feds’ pay more than the 1 percent President Barack Obama introduced in his 2015 budget proposal. The bill is similar to one introduced in March by House Democrats.
During the final edition of Inside Government on Federal News Radio, your host Ward Morrow speaks with Chris Garlock of the DC Labor Film Fest and discusses issues at the Bureau of Prisons with Eric Young, the AFGE Council of Prisons Locals. Inside Government also looks back through AFGE history with the union’s Chief of Staff, Brian DeWyngaert, and discusses what’s next with AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr.