Witold Skwierczynski

  • Preview of AFGE’s 2013 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference – January 25, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten will preview the union’s 2013 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 10 – 13. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel and National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski also address issues at their respective agencies.

  • AFGE fights back against Social Security cuts – December 7, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses a series of nationwide protests against Social Security cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. With more on the fiscal cliff, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner reacts to the GOP counteroffer. Bill Fletcher Jr. addresses union myths with his book, “They’re Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths About Unions.”

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 5, 2012

    Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today’s SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration’s plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

  • SSA union responds to reduced office hours on “Inside Government” – October 19, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski responds to the agency’s decision to reduce public office hours. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., discusses the danger of cutting public services while Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shares ideas to encourage U.S. manufacturing. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokeswoman Nikki Fleming also appears.

  • AFGE members speak out against federal budget cuts – September 7th, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Social Security Administration Council 220 President Witold Skwierczynski and Department of Housing and Urban Development Council 222 Executive Vice President Carolyn Federoff discuss the consequences of federal budget cuts. Former AFGE President Bobby Harnage also appears.

  • In Depth interviews – May 8

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • SSA, AFGE sign off on final contract

    After more than two years of tough negotiations, the Social Security Administration and its largest union, The American Federation of Government Employees, have signed off on final contract. The contract includes changes to office travel and vision benefits.

  • SSA, AFGE still at negotiating impasse

    Nearly two years of negotiating has led to a stalemate between the Social Security Administration and its largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees. The protracted dispute mars the Obama administration’s otherwise productive attempts to collaborate formally with federal unions.

  • The importance of public sector unions – October 21st, 2011 and October 28th, 2011

    This week on AFGE’s ”Inside Government” labor historian Dr. Nelson Lichtenstein discusses the importance of public sector unions and the future of the labor movement. AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski also appears to address contract negotiations with SSA and a series of upcoming nationwide rallies.

  • Inside Government – May 20th, 2011 and May 27th, 2011

    Earl Tucker President, Council 224 Jim Marshall President, Council 215 Witold Skwierczynski President, Council 220 Agatha Joseph President, Council 109