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Listen now! Rep. Hank Johnson, AFGE members address dangers of sequestration on “Inside Government”

February 22, 2013

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” for the latest on the dangers of sequestration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 22, is now available on demand.

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., addressed the devastating impact sequestration would have on the U.S. economy. Johnson also discussed Social Security’s solvency and the importance of the program to middle class Americans.

AFGE Air Force Materiel Command Council 214 President Troy Tingey addressed the impact furloughs would have on Air Force bases throughout the country and the morale at those bases.

AFGE Council of Prison Locals Western Region Vice President Michael Meserve then discussed the challenges of being a federal correctional officer and the council’s work with congressional representatives to improve the workplace conditions at the Bureau of Prisons.

Lastly, AFGE William Beaumont Army Medical Center Local 2516 President Paul Ferris highlighted legislative priorities for 2013 and the need for additional staff to care for the nation’s veterans.

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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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