Federal Workers' Union Buys 'Trust Us' Radio Spots
August 11, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
The AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES is using radio to send a message to the public that growing anti-goverment sentiment should not be directed at federal workers.
The WASHINGTON POST reports that the 60-second spots will air on mostly Talk, Country, and Sports stations in over 30 markets, including WASHINGTON, ATLANTA, SEATTLE, TAMPA, PHOENIX, CLEVELAND, MINNEAPOLIS, and many others.
The spot features union President JOHN GAGE and workers from the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Social Security Administration, with the workers telling listeners, "You can trust us, we work for you." The campaign is costing the union about $200,000.