December 16, 2009
Jason Fornicola
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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison to Promote Public Jobs Plan on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will highlight his public jobs bill this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) “Inside Government” radio program. The show will air on Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. EST nationwide on Federal News Radio at and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Congressman Ellison’s Put America to Work Act of 2009 (H.R. 4268) would create 1 million jobs nationwide in the public and non-profit sectors and focus on critical infrastructure and revitalization projects. The $40 billion initiative has attracted support from 49 other members of Congress.

Listeners then will hear from AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams, who will detail the new Super Guarantee Program and Medical Bill Negotiation Service.

AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright next will address the House Homeland Security Committee’s November hearing on the challenges at FPS, including an over-reliance on contract security personnel.

Lastly, AFGE Communications Director Enid Doggett will summarize her department’s efforts throughout the last year, including a recap of “Inside Government,” communications strategies for AFGE’s fight to secure collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers and the battle against the National Security Personnel System.

“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.

For more information, please e-mail [email protected] or go to

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