FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 04, 2008
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE National President To Appear On "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President John Gage will appear this week on AFGE’s radio program “Inside Government.” Gage will address AFGE’s goals during President-elect Barack Obama’s administration, as well as several letters Obama sent to Gage detailing his plan to improve a number of federal agencies. Peter Winch, AFGE national organizer, also will appear to explain President Bush’s recent executive order that denies collective bargaining rights to 8,600 federal employees, and what AFGE hopes Obama will do to reverse the order once he takes office. Lastly, Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, will discuss how the labor vote helped Obama secure victory on Election Day. He also will address potential candidates to be Obama’s pick for secretary of labor. The show will air on Friday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on www.federalnewsradio.com 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 www.federalnewsradio.com 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 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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