FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 05, 2007
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Author of New Labor Book "State of the Unions" on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON-Philip Dine, author of "State of the Unions: How Labor Can Strengthen the Middle Class, Improve Our Economy, and Regain Political Influence", will appear on the American Federation of Government Employees' (AFGE) radio program "Inside Government" this week. Also, AFGE Field Services & Education Department Director Bill Fletcher and AFGE Legislative Representative John Threlkeld will appear. Fletcher will discuss a recent uniform dispute involving Air Force Reserve Technicians, while Threlkeld will analyze the anti-privatization amendment in the recently passed Senate Defense Authorization Bill. The show will air on Friday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. EDT 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. EDT 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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