U.S. Department of the Air Force, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio




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The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 27
                                            APRIL 27, 1979
 
 MR. JAMES L. NEUSTADT
 ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
 1325 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N.W.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20005
 
 MR. VAL BUXTON, CHIEF
 LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS DIVISION
 DIRECTORATE OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
 AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND
 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO 45433
 
                    RE:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE 
                         LOGISTICS COMMAND, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, 
                         OHIO, Assistant Secretary Case 
                         No. 53-10572(UC), FLRC No. 78A-177
 
 GENTLEMEN:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR JOINT PETITION FOR REVIEW
 OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    THIS CASE AROSE AS A RESULT OF A PETITION FILED JOINTLY BY THE
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO (THE UNION) AND THE
 AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND (THE ACTIVITY) SEEKING TO CONSOLIDATE TWO
 UNITS EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED BY THE UNION.  ONE OF THE UNITS CONSISTED
 OF ALL NONSUPERVISORY, NONPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AT NINE FACILITIES OF
 THE ACTIVITY, AND THE SECOND CONSISTED OF ALL PROFESSIONAL NURSES AT TWO
 OF THE SAME FACILITIES.  NEITHER THE PARTIES NOR THE EMPLOYEES IN THE
 PROPOSED UNIT SOUGHT AN ELECTION ON THE ISSUE OF THE PROP