FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

National Presidential Campaign To Be Discussed On "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON-U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) will appear this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government”. Abercrombie will discuss the presidential race and will also address the needs of veterans returning home from war, and the importance of properly caring for them. Also hear from Les Leopold, author of “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi”, as he details Mazzocchi’s life as a labor leader. Mazzocchi was vice president and secretary-treasurer of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, as well as a driving force behind the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The show will air on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET 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. ET 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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