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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Cedric Crawley
In a rare reversal, a D.C. employee-relations board has vacated an order by its executive director to designate someone other than an elected union chairperson as the head of a bargaining unit that represents some 200 youth-corrections officers.
A small team of lawyers for the D.C. labor-relations office appeared in D.C. Superior Court this week to fend off allegations that the District government is conspiring to interfere in an intra-union dispute over the leadership of a 200-member bargaining unit for youth-corrections officers.
D.C. labor-relations officials insist they have nothing to do with a perplexing intraunion dispute over who has the authority to lead a 200-member union for youth-corrections officers.
An unusual ethics complaint charges that the director of the District's office of labor relations is attempting to oust the leader of a youth-corrections officers' union from her position.
Takisha Brown had barely gotten her feet wet as elected chairwoman of the Fraternal Order of Police union representing 200 youth-corrections officers when she sensed trouble.
Mr. Crawley alleges that the executive board voted to reject Ms. Brown's election; Ms. Brown alleges that as the union's only Grade 12 member, one with supervisory duties, Mr. Crawley should have been disqualified from the union when he was promoted to his current position.
Ms. Campbell, he added, has violated the law in upholding Mr. Crawley's union placement with the blessing of the Gray administration.