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Topic - Dwight Bowman
A coalition of union leaders on Tuesday rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to head the District's troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and criticized the mayor for abandoning campaign promises to give labor a voice in his administration.
As the Democratic chairman of the D.C. Council Finance and Revenue Committee calls for payroll cuts, a union that represents thousands of city-government workers said furloughs will be a part of the District's budget-cutting proposal.
Dwight Bowman, national vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said the union is asking Mr. Gray and Mr. Graham for a thorough investigation of the incident, which he described as "disturbing."
"We believe that it is important to the administration to let the public and the union know who is in charge, as it affects services provided to the public," said Dwight Bowman, national vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees, District 14.