AFGE Local President Helps Launch DC Website
Washington, D.C. has introduced a new website that allows the city’s to voice their comments and concerns about city services. The website, Grade.DC.Gov , allows DC residents to offer feedback on selected city agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Eric Bunn, president of AFGE Local 2725 and president of Council 213, which is composed of DC agency locals, applauds the new reporting system. He attended a press conference at the mayor’s office to help launch the new website. Local 2725 represents employees at several D.C. agencies including the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Department of Environment and the Department of Housing and Community Development. D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Department of Health (DOH), Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) and DC Housing Authority (DCHA).
“This new system provides an opportunity for D.C . Government unions to work closely with management on initiatives that impact city services,” said Bunn. He also said the city has learned the importance of including union representation on other initiatives that have an impact on DC workers due to the city’s recent disputes with DC’s labor unions over furlough and ethics policy issues.
AFGE 14th District Vice President Dwight Bowman said he shares Bunn’s hopes that the new system will show that government workers share a commitment to better public service. “Our members are dynamic public servants with a commitment to serve the District of Columbia,” Bowman said.