Ashe Goes to Bat for Federal Contract Workers

A flu shot campaign has resulted in former U.S. Ambassador and Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe becoming an advocate for contract workers of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a federal agency that manages U.S. government-funded news and information broadcasts in Europe and Asia.
Ashe is a member of the BBG board, reports Georgiana Vines, and in that capacity learned that the contract workers don’t get flue shots like others and that they have complaints about not being paid on time, too.
Ashe, a Republican member of BBG since 2010, said he visits different work sections of the agency when he attends meetings in Washington, D.C., to familiarize himself with programs. At a meeting in October with English language servers for Africa, a contract worker asked why flu shots in the office building excluded her and others

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