November 16, 2008
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE Leadership to Discuss Union's Goals During Obama Administration on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—Leaders from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will discuss this week what the union hopes to accomplish during President-elect Barack Obama’s administration on AFGE’s radio program “Inside Government.” J. David Cox, AFGE national secretary-treasurer, and Andrea Brooks, AFGE national vice president for Women’s and Fair Practices, will address such goals as collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers and the repeal of a pay-for-performance initiative at the Department of Defense. Cox will also address AFGE’s continued increase in membership, while Brooks will then summarize the impact of her department’s voter protection campaign. The show will air on Friday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on and 1500 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 or 1500 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 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: Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For more information, please e-mail [email protected] or go to

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

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