This week we have Martin Vasquez on the America Federation of Government Employees District Report. Martin is a member of Local 2809 and works in for the Social Security Program. We talk about the importance of this program as well as the concerns over the pending government shutdown.
This week on the American Federation Of Government Employees we have Mark Sewak from AFGE District 3 on the program to talk about the great need of funding Veterans Affairs. Currently there are 50,000 unfilled positions and opponents of the VA are using this as a way to say that the VA doesn’t work and that it should be privatized. Veterans want the VA and funding and staffing it is the way to fix it.
Mark Sewak National AFGE representative and Andy Scherzinger from AFGE Local 1862 join us to talk about a chemical spill that occurred at a Veterans Affairs Hospital and how the issue was not properly handled by the administration.
Trump’s proposed budget for the Social Security Administration was anemic, and the senate wants to cut it even further than that. But all is not lost! Witold Skwierczynski, President of AFGE Council 220, explains the gritty details in layman’s terms and tells us what we can do about it.
This week on the American Federation of Government Employees District Report when have President of AFGE Local 3 Phil Glover on to talk about how AFGE is getting it’s member out to vote.
This week on the AFGE District report we have Phil Glover and Vice President of Veterans Affairs Local 1966 Charles Wright on the program to talk about the VA and the challenges it faces.
Phil Glover, the National Vice President of AFGE District 3, joins us to talk about how Trump apointees aren’t taking the time to learn about the departments they’re in charge of before blindly making changes. Additionally, the proposed GOP budget will cut cost of living adjustments for government workers.
We have Kim Kraynack-Lambert on the program for the AFGE District Report
Gary Morton and Jan Nation from the EPA out of Philadelphia join us to fill us in on how workers at the EPA are really on the front lines when it comes to natural and man-made disasters. One of the problems that the EPA runs into is the fact that outside contractors tend to cost 1.8x as much as the internal employees and don’t necessarily do a better job. The new administration has been a problem because they are taking away the autonomy of the EPA, which is the most efficient way that they get things done.
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