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By STEPHANIE VON ISENBURG
Thirty-five members of the House
of Representatives have requested a
vote on the proposed congressional
pay raise, citing a conflict of interest
for congressmen to decide their own
raises and a lack of sufficient govern
ment funds to cover the increase.
Another proposal facing the
speaker is the proposed ban of
honoraria, which would forbid con
gressmen from earning income from
i The proposition to raise congres
sional salaries by 50 percent was
suggested by former President Rea
gan in his budget message and will
automatically go into effect on
February 8 unless it is defeated in a
!vote in the House and the Senate.
; The Republican and Democratic
Representatives signed a letter
Authored by Rep. Bob Smith, R
;N.H., requesting Speaker of the
I House Jim Wright, D Texas, to
lallow a vote on the proposed raise.
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Carolina Union to pick
new student president
;By SIMONE PAM
', Applications for Carolina Union
president for 1989-90 are available at
!the Union Information Desk for all
full-time students interested in filling
! The president's duties include
serving as chairman of the weekly
Activities Board meetings, said
Archie Copeland, director of the
The president must also serve as
the chairman of the Union Board of
Directors, interview and select people
to fill various positions within the
Union, advise Union members, and
approve programs sponsored by the
; Union, including forums, Cabaret
; programming and films.
Copeland also meets directly with
the president to discuss business,
financing changes and long-range
The Union president is selected
every year by the Union Board of
; Directors. Students must return
; complete applications to the Union
information desk by Feb. 10, and a
screening committee will interview
applicants. The Union Board of
Directors, made up of four faculty
advisers and 16 student members
from campus organizations such as
student government, will select the
president on Feb.. 12.
After the selection has been made,
the president-elect will spend the
ment's training table, Student Stores'
snack bars and the vending service
by Durham Coca-Cola Bottling,
Also, Marriott, the Carolina Inn
arid several other companies cater on
campus, he said. "Campus food
service is badly fragmented."
Thomas Shetley, director of aux
iliary services and an ex officio
member of the food services advisory
committee, said he had not seen the
proposal, but agreed the food services
should be consolidated. "On cam
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raise are those of honesty and
afford ability at a time of a $200
billion deficit, said James Krey,
legislative assistant to Smith.
Smith does not expect a vote on
the proposition, but he is considering
taking legislative action if the raise
goes into effect, Krey said.
The fundamental issue is whether
the Congress should be deciding on
its own pay raise," said Rachel Perry,
press secretary for Rep. David Price,
D-N.C. "There is a fundamental
conflict of interest."
Price voted against the pay raise
last session of Congress, and he will
vote against the raise this session if
there is a vote, Perry said.
"(The raise) is not needed," said Bill
Connelly, special assistant to Rep.
Steve Neal, D-N.C. "Fifty percent is
an outrageous increase."
The raise should not be made when
there is a budget deficit, and the
government has to either cut pro
grams or raise taxes, he said.
Neal has requested a change in the
remainder of the semester selecting
committee chairmen and making
preparations for the 1989-90 aca
demic year, Copeland said. The
president will assume official duties
at the end of the spring semester.
Numbers of applicants have varied
from three to 10 in the past, Copeland
Some of the questions on the
application include grade-point aver
age, course load, leadership expe
rience, future extra-curricular com
mitments and the applicants views
on the job of Union president.
The Union Board of Directors
looks for leadership, creativity and
commitment in applicants, Copeland
"The Union president is a very big
responsibilty," current president
Tracy Taft said. "It is an excellent
opportunity for anyone to get
The position is important at UNC,
she said, but it fails to get as much
attention as some other organiza
The Union president needs to be
very organized, she said. The job also
requires the ability to lead and to
work well with people.
The job is time consuming, Cope
land said, but a stipend of up to
$1,200 encourages students who feel
the need to work during their free
time to apply.
from pago 1
puses that have successful food
services, you have a total food
service," he said.
But the mandatory meal plan
should be raised rather than removed,
he said. "This is not something I'm
willing to lose friends over; it's just
a belief I have."
William Dux, director of Carolina
Dining Services, said he has not seen
the proposal or been in contact with
student government, but the dining
service would be willing to work with
anyone on improvements.
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voting process on any House and
Senate pay raise proposition from a
divisional vote, which allows con
gressmen to vote anonymously, to a
recorded vote, said Connelly.
Neal has also suggested that pay
raises approved in one session of
Congress take effect the next session.
Both propositions would eliminate
conflict of interest in this situation,
Labor stood seeks
By KARI BARLOW
Drug testing in the workplace
may face changes if the N.C.
General Assembly approves
requests by the state AFL-CIO to
alter the existing situation.
Three requests involving the
administration of drug tests were
outlined by a legislative study
commission, appointed at the end
of the legislature's last session, of
AFL-CIO delegates and state
"On this commission were leg
islators and people who repres
ented employers and people who
represented employees," said
Michael Okun, attorney for the
labor organization. The proposal
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The 5th District representative
thinks public officials should be paid
well enough to attract qualified
people to public office and to allow
more people to be able to run and
keep public office, Connelly said.
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C,
expects the Senate to vote on the raise
but does not support the raise, said
has been introduced to the General
Assembly for legislation, he said.
The first change calls for greater
accuracy in testing. Many unrel
iable tests are being used now, said
Christopher Scott, president of the'
"For private sector employees,
employers can test whenever they
want and however they want,"
Okun said. "It's different for two
groups of employees. Public
employees are protected by the
Constitution, and union
employees are protected. They
The second request is that
employees be given the option of
rehabilitation before they are
dismissed. This would prevent the
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Rafe Greenlee, press secretary for the
senator. "(He believes) that until the
government gets the deficit down,
there is no reason for Congress to
receive a pay raise."
Sanford would support giving a
raise to some executive department
officials, scientists and federal judges.
In these areas, the government has
to bid for the best people, Greenlee
to alter drug testin
employee from taking another job
without receiving help.
"This bill says if someone fails
a test the first time, the employer
has to give them a chance to go
through rehab," Okun said.
"If an employer's going to use
a drug test, we think it's a good
idea to use an employee assistance
program," Scott said.
The third change would require
the employer to have "reasonable
suspicion" before an employee
must take a drug test, Scott said.
"Just simply administering drug
tests to everyone is something that
violates people's fundamental
Scott said he expects some kind
of legislation to result from these
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. If the raise goes into effect, con
gressional pay would increase from
$89,500 to $135,000, the speaker
would earn $175,000 instead of
$115,000, and the . salaries of the
Senate president pro tempore and the
House and Senate majority and
minority leaders would rise from
$99,500 to $155,000.
"It's not a union bill at all. It
would require employers who do
test to use the best test. It would
limit when they (employers) can
test," Okun said.
"AFL-CIO proposed drug pol
icy seems like a reasonable prop
osal for us to debate in the General
Assembly on what we believe to
be a crucial and sensitive issue
facing society," said Tim Kent,
executive assisstant to House
Speaker Joe Mavretic, D
Edgecombe. "WeVe got a terrible problem
with drugs in this country," Scott
said. "It's dumb to propose simple
solutions to complex problems."