WASHINGTON, DC—The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has unveiled new interactive features on its blog site, www.UnionBlog.com. Readers can now post their own blog and comment on submissions, be they a blog or a comment from another reader.
"UnionBlog.com provides a fantastic new forum for government employees to raise issues, express concerns, and engage in a dialog with the public and other government employees," said AFGE National President John Gage.
Blogs, or web logs, have become an increasingly popular method of disseminating information and sharing ideas over the internet. AFGE launched UnionBlog.com in October of last year and has used the site to engage issues ranging from the revamped Department of Homeland Security personnel system to veterans care to workplace discrimination. The latest blog posting, "Are There Reasons Politicians Might Change Their Minds?", explores the debate between President Bush and presumed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry over each other's flip-flops.
AFGE is the nation's largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas.