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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to Discuss TSA Bargaining Rights on 'Inside Government' Radio Show

Friday, February 26, 2010 General News J E 4
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U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) also to Address Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will appear this week on AFGE's "Inside Government" nationally syndicated radio program to address the need for collective bargaining rights at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The show will air on Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. EST nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

The interview, which originally aired last week on "Inside Government," follows a massive TSA rally that took place this week at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. The rally featured hundreds of Transportation Security Officers, union members, and activists from around the country who came together in support of these critical workplace rights. A recap of the rally with producer Jason Fornicola will soon be available on "Inside Government" TV at www.youtube.com/afgeonline.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who chairs the Health subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce committee, will share his thoughts on health care reform as an economic issue and his displeasure with the proposed tax on health care plans.

Common Cause President and CEO and former U.S. Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) then will analyze the recent Supreme Court decision to lift restrictions on corporate campaign spending, as well as strategies for financial reform.

Lastly, Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack will address the need to finalize health care reform and describe what a final bill might look like.

"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 www.federalnewsradio.com or www.afge.org/insidegovernment. 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 visit www.afge.org/insidegovernment or www.federalnewsradio.com.

"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 www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million 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 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees

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