Fight for Full Collective Bargaining Rights at Department of Veterans Affairs also to be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show

WASHINGTON—District of Columbia Council Chairman Vincent Gray will be featured this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, April 23 at 10 a.m. ET nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.
Gray, who recently announced his candidacy for D.C. mayor, will discuss juvenile violence, educational improvements, and his thoughts on labor/management relations. Gray also will shed light on reports of a $34 million D.C. Public Schools budget surplus that was discovered only after hundreds of teachers lost their jobs.
AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard, and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park then will discuss the fight to obtain equal bargaining rights for all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees. AFGE supports H.R. 949, which would provide full collective bargaining rights for physicians, dentists, registered nurses and other VA health care professionals covered by the Title 38 personnel system. Cox, Nygaard, and Park also will preview National Nurses Week May 6 – 12.
“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.insidegovernmentradio.org. 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).
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For more information, please visit www.insidegovernmentradio.org or www.federalnewsradio.com.


The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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