The unions the representing 1,300 District employees who work in the District’s jail, youth services and protective services police have backed D.C. Council Chairman Vince Gray in his bid to be the city’s next mayor.
Endorsements have been rolling in for Gray as organization after organization has voiced concern that Mayor Adrian Fenty does not take a personal interest in their affairs.
It’s the same for the public safety unions, officials said in a statement.
“The decision was an easy one,” said John Rosser, Vice Chairman of the Department of Corrections Labor Committee, which represents officers and staff at the D.C. Jail. “Our union leadership and that of the other two Unions has tried unsuccessfully for the last four years to have a face to face meeting with Mayor Fenty. We need a Mayor that listens and really cares.”
The statement said Fenty has marginalized unions and used his Attorney General Peter Nickles to attack the arbitration process.