Federal Aviation Administration, National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Assistant Secretary Case No. 32-5255 (CA), FLRC No. 78A-140



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 10
                                            MARCH 28, 1979
 
 MR. ROBERT J. ENGLEHART
 STAFF ATTORNEY
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 1016 16TH STREET, N.W.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20036
 
                      RE:  FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL 
                           AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER, 
                           ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, ASSISTANT 
                           SECRETARY Case No. 32-5255(CA), FLRC
                           No. 78A-140
 
 DEAR MR. ENGLEHART:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR PETITION FOR REVIEW OF
 THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.  IN THIS
 CASE, AS FOUND BY THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1340 (THE UNION) FILED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE
 COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL AVIATION
 FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY (THE ACTIVITY)
 ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF SECTION 19(A)(1) AND (6) OF THE ORDER.
 SPECIFICALLY, THE COMPLAINT ALLEGED THAT THE UNION HAD A RIGHT TO
 MEMBERSHIP ON THE "POSITION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE," AND THAT THE ACTIVITY
 FAILED TO MEET AND CONFER IN GOOD FAITH BY REFUSING TO NOTIFY THE UNION
 OF ITS DECISION TO IMPLEMENT A DIRECTIVE ESTABLISHING THE COMMITTEE
 AFTER PRO