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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - T. Harris
The D.C. board that adjudicates public employee disputes has been accused of discriminating against whites and conservatives, but city officials also have questioned whether claims of prejudice are rooted in a labor union bias on the part of the board's members, according to the board's former executive director.
The executive director of the board that adjudicates labor and employment disputes in the Nation’s Capital has resigned, reportedly for having violated the District’s residency laws by living in Virginia.
The executive director of the independent board that rules on labor complaints and resolves collective bargaining impasses between unions and the D.C. government is not a resident of the District, as required by law, but of Virginia.
After months of upheaval, the only thing impeding the president of a D.C. youth-corrections officers' union is a board member with a checkered past and an employee relations director who, despite city requirements, does not live in the District.
Mr. Harris indicated that he would administratively dismiss the matter, which would force the union to further pursue its claim in D.C. Superior Court that Ms. Campbell has exceeded her authority.