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AFGE Council of Prison Locals President
Dale Deshotel discussed the need for more resources in BOP in the wake of the recent death of correctional officer
Eric Williams. Williams, 34, died on
Feb. 25 after being assaulted by an inmate with a homemade weapon at the United States Penitentiary –
Canaan in northeastern
Jean Dearden, director of the Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program at the
National Labor College, highlighted degree programs and courses offered by NLC as well as AFGE's JNS Scholarship.
Democracy for America Chair
Jim Dean then detailed efforts to preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Dean also discussed sequestration and federal employee furloughs.
Lastly, AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Local 1843 President
Kelvin Flannery and Treasurer
Betty Conlin addressed the impact sequestration will have on veterans and highlighted the local's community service initiatives.
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