FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2007
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

TSA Collective Bargaining Rights to Be Discussed on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON - Mississippi Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Fourth District National Vice President Joe Flynn, and AFGE Assistant General Counsel Gony Frieder Goldberg will appear this week on AFGE's radio program "Inside Government". Thompson, Flynn, and Goldberg will discuss recent developments surrounding the fight on Capitol Hill to grant collective bargaining rights to TSA officers. The show will air on Friday, Mar. 16 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, debuted June 30 and 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.

"Through 'Inside Government', we are able to bring the issues that impact all federal and D.C. government workers to a national audience on a regular basis," said AFGE National President John Gage, who is the show's creator and executive producer. "This show gives the real story on what is happening inside our government agencies and the rights of federal and D.C. government employees."

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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