February 03, 2005
Emily Ryan
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Federal Workers Union Set for Conference to Discuss Changes in Civil Service Reform, Mobilize Grassroots Efforts


WHO: The American Federation of Government Employees

WHAT: 2005 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 6-Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005

WHERE: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW

Beginning Sunday, more than 600 AFGE activists will impart on Washington, D.C., for the union's annual legislative conference.

Scheduled conference highlights will include:

Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
· 9 a.m., Hyatt Regency A--Plenary Session featuring guest speakers Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), and Reps. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); · 12 p.m., Ticon/York/Forge rooms--Civil Rights Luncheon with keynote speaker Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), and including AFGE and AFL-CIO leaders;

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
· 9:45 a.m., Hyatt Congressional B--Joint news conference and march to Capitol Hill with the presidents of AFGE, AFL-CIO, International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, National Association of Government Employees, and National Federation of Federal Employees to protest impending Department of Defense regulations; and · 5:30 p.m., Rayburn House Office Building--Congressional reception with members of the House and Senate.

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