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Listen now! Furlough impact on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point discussed on “Inside Government”

August 5, 2013

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” for more on the impact of furloughs at the Department of Defense. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 2, is now available on demand.

AFGE DoD Local 1708 President Bill McGuire shed light on how furloughs have affected military readiness at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. McGuire also discussed the impact on workers and the local economy.

But first, AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski detailed the resolution of outstanding articles from the union’s contract agreement with the Social Security Administration. Skwierczynski explained how revised appraisal, merit promotion and telework policies will benefit employees.

Lastly, David Cooper, an economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery and the need to invest in infrastructure and education to spur job growth.

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“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at FederalNewsRadio.com. It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple’s iTunes podcast. “Inside Government” is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation’s largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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