American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1931, AFL-CIO (Union) and Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California (Activity) 



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04:0018(4)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 04 FLRA No. 4
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES,
 LOCAL 1931, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 NAVAL WEAPONS STATION,
 CONCORD, CALIFORNIA
 Activity
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-30
 
                  DECISION ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION
 
    THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE AUTHORITY ON A MOTION FILED BY THE UNION
 FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE AUTHORITY'S DECISION IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED
 CASE.
 
    IN THIS CASE THE ARBITRATOR FOUND THAT THE ACTIVITY HAD VIOLATED THE
 PARTIES' COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BY UNILATERALLY IMPOSING
 RESTRICTIONS ON THE UNION'S USE OF OFFICIAL TIME FOR REPRESENTATIONAL
 FUNCTIONS.  AS A REMEDY, THE ARBITRATOR ORDERED THE ACTIVITY TO
 REIMBURSE THE UNION FOR ANY MONEY IT PAID TO UNION REPRESENTATIVES FOR
 THE TIME THEY SPENT ON REPRESENTATIONAL FUNCTIONS BEYOND WHAT THE
 ACTIVITY ALLOWED FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 24, 1977 THROUGH DECEMBER 15,
 1977.
 
    THE UNION FILED AN EXCEPTION TO THE AWARD, CONTENDING THAT IT WAS
 DEFICIENT BECAUSE THE ARBITRATOR LIMITED THE REMEDY TO THE PERIOD ENDING
 DECEMBER 15, 1977, THE DATE ON WHICH THE PARTIES' COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 AGREEMENT HAD EXPIRED.  THE UNION ARGUED THAT THE REMEDY SHOULD HAVE
 EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30, 1979, THE DATE ON WHICH THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 IMPASSES PANEL ISSUED A DECISION RESOLVING THE PARTIES' IMPA