FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2008
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

AFGE Activists Take Part in Immigration Discussion on "Inside Government"

Categories: News & Publications , Washington, D.C. , SSA , Press Release

WASHINGTON—Four AFGE activists and a representative from a national organization will discuss the immigration issue this week on “Inside Government”, the American Federation of Government Employees' (AFGE) weekly radio program. The panel was taped at AFGE's recent Legislative Conference. Participants included: Witold Skwierczynski, President of AFGE’s National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals; T.J. Bonner, President of the National Border Patrol Council; Kevin Tinker, Central Region Vice President of AFGE’s National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council; and Gabriela Lemus, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. The panel was moderated by Josie Marrujo, President of AFGE’s SSA Local 4041. The show will air on Friday, Feb. 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on www.federalnewsradio.com and 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact all federal and D.C. government employees. In launching “Inside Government”, AFGE became one of the first unions and the only federal workers’ union to have a national broadcast program on the air.

The program, hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel Ward Morrow, can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET nationally on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com or 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=300. Federal News Radio is one of the most popular online news stations in the country, according to the Baltimore Sun/New York Times Syndicate.

“Inside Government” is also available to more than 70 million iPod users through Apple’s iTunes music download software. The program is available via podcast, located at the following link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=212048686. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program.

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