March 18, 2010
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Federal Work Force To Be Honored on “Inside Government”

WASHINGTON—The nation’s hardworking and dedicated federal work force will be celebrated this week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” radio program. The show will air on Friday, March 19 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Partnership for Public Service Vice President John Palguta will discuss the valuable work of federal employees and debunk the myth that they are paid significantly more than their private sector counterparts. Palguta also will address the notion that the federal government is too big and growing out of control.

AFGE Membership and Organization Assistant Director Cathie McQuiston then will update listeners on AFGE’s petition for exclusive representation at the Transportation Security Administration. McQuiston will detail the process thus far, and discuss the possibilities of what to expect next.

Lastly, AFGE Local Presidents Kevin Tinker (Local 3377) and Everett Kelley (Local 1945) will shed light on their locals’ most pressing issues. Specifically, Tinker will address the high work load at the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, while Kelley will detail his fight to have term and temporary employees converted to full-time status. Kelley also appeared on the launch of “Inside Government” TV at AFGE’s recent Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference in Washington, D.C. The interview can be found here.

“Inside Government” is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand at or Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

Listeners also can follow the program on Facebook (AFGE Inside Government) and Twitter (@afgeradioshow).

For instructions on how to listen to “Inside Government,” click here.

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