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WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a special presentation from the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 15, is now available on demand.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, detailed federal employees' value as the government's best investment and the long-term consequences of freezing federal pay.
Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, addressed the importance of union organizing and why unions are needed now more than ever.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders then detailed the need for workers to voice their concerns to Congress, while Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe shared his vision to improve transportation systems and education in Virginia.
Lastly, union members from across the country joined Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and others on Capitol Hill at AFGE's joint rally for jobs with AFSCME.
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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at FederalNewsRadio.com. It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees