FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2007
Emily Ryan
(202) 639-6421

Union Leader to Testify at Hearing on Federal Protective Service

Who:
American Federation of Government Employees Local 918 President David Wright

What:
To testify before House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Where:
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167

When:
Wednesday, April 18; 10 a.m.

Why:
To inform Committee members of the perils of downsizing the Federal Protective Service


(WASHINGTON)- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 918 President David Wright will testify on April 18 before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding “Proposals to Downsize the Federal Protective Service and Effects on the Protection of Federal Buildings.”

FPS is the only federal agency to protect and secure some 8,800 non-military federal buildings in the United States. However, President Bush’s FY08 budget proposal includes an initiative cutting hundreds of already scarce FPS jobs and restructuring the agency. AFGE has, and will continue to argue for a strengthening of FPS, not dismantlement.

AFGE Local 918 is a national local, representing approximately 80 percent of the FPS workforce. AFGE also represents employees at every other DHS agency.

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