March 04, 2009
Jason Fornicola
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New Era at Federal Labor Relations Authority to Be Discussed on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—This week, the American Federation of Government Employees' “Inside Government” radio show will take an inside look at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). The show will air on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. ET nationwide on Federal News Radio at and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Carol Waller Pope, FLRA acting chairwoman, will discuss the agency’s 30th anniversary, and her goal of fiscally and functionally restoring the FLRA. Mark Roth, AFGE general counsel, then will address Pope’s recent appointment as acting chairwoman, and the impact her leadership will have on the agency going forward.

Jim Aldridge, president of AFGE’s Law Enforcement Council, and Don Drewett, vice president of AFGE Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Local 3860, will highlight their issues from AFGE’s Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference last month. Aldridge will discuss the important work of federal police officers, and his council’s legislative priorities for 2009. Finally, Drewett will remember the life and service of Jose Rivera, a BOP correctional officer killed in the line of duty June 20, 2008 at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif.

“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.

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

The program also airs on Saturdays at 6 a.m. on News Talk 940 WMAC in Macon, Ga., sponsored by AFGE Local 987, and on Sundays at 9 p.m. on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM in Salt Lake City, sponsored by AFGE Local 1592.

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