FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 06, 2006
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

AFGE Launches Nationwide Radio Show for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation’s largest federal workers’ union, launched a weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact all federal employees. In launching “Inside Government” AFGE becomes one of the first unions and the only federal workers’ union to have a national broadcast program on the air.

“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly radio/Internet program produced and owned solely by AFGE. The program debuted June 30 and can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. EDT nationally on www.federalnewsradio.com or 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area. The show will be distributed nationally to radio stations across the country.

Guests for the first show on June 30 were AFGE National President John Gage and Washington D.C., Democratic Congresswoman Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

“Inside Government” will include interviews and commentary from several of the nation’s prominent political leaders, opinion makers and journalists, AFGE members, AFL-CIO union leaders and celebrities.

“Through Inside Government, we are able to bring the issues which impact all federal workers to a wide national audience on a regular basis,” said Gage, who is the show’s creator and executive producer. “This show gives the real story on what is happening inside our federal agencies and the rights of federal employees.”

Ward Morrow, AFGE Assistant General Counsel and host of “Inside Government,” was featured on the June 23 edition of “Fed Talk” to discuss a number of topics including the launch of “Inside Government”. The show aired at 11 a.m. on www.federalnewsradio.com and 1050 AM. To access the program, please visit www.federalnewsradio.com.

Scheduled guests on upcoming “Inside Government” programs include:

July 7, 2006: AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Bryan Lowry and AFGE Council of Prison Locals North Central Regional Vice President Randy Martin.

July 14, 2006: AFGE National Council of Social Security Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski.

For more information please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org.

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