General Services Administration, National Capital Region (Activity/Petitioner) and Steamfitters Local Union 602 of the United Association of Journeymen And Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO (Labor Organization) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2151, AFL-CIO (Labor Organization)



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05:0285(38)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 5 FLRA No. 38
 
 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
 Activity/Petitioner
 
 and
 
 STEAMFITTERS LOCAL UNION 602 OF
 THE UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN
 AND APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING
 AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY OF THE
 UNITED STATES AND CANADA, AFL-CIO
 Labor Organization
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2151, AFL-CIO
 Labor Organization
 
                                            Case No. 3-CU-48
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    UPON A PETITION DULY FILED WITH THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 UNDER SECTION 7111(B)(2) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 RELATIONS STATUTE, 5 U.S.C.  7101-7135 (THE STATUTE), A HEARING WAS HELD
 BEFORE A HEARING OFFICER OF THE AUTHORITY.  THE HEARING OFFICER'S
 RULINGS MADE AT THE HEARING ARE FREE FROM PREJUDICIAL ERROR AND ARE
 HEREBY AFFIRMED.
 
    UPON THE ENTIRE RECORD IN THE SUBJECT CASE, THE AUTHORITY FINDS:  THE
 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
 (ACTIVITY/PETITIONER), FILED A CLARIFICATION OF UNIT PETITION SEEKING A
 DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER A REORGANIZATION WITHIN THE ACTIVITY HAD THE
 EFFECT OF ACCRETING NINE METER SHOP NON-SUPERVISORY WAGE GRADE EMPLOYEES
 TO THE BARGAINING UNIT EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED BY STEAMFITTERS LOCAL
 UNION 602 OF THE UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES OF THE
 PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA,
 AFL-CIO (STEAMFITTERS) /1/ OR WHETHER SUCH EMPLOYEES REMAIN IN THE
 CERTIFIED UNIT REPRESENTED BY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2151, AFL-CIO (AFGE).  /2/ THE ACTIVITY/PETITIONER
 TAKES NO POSITION AS TO WHICH LABOR ORGANIZATION REPRESENTS THE METER
 SHOP EMPLOYEES.  THE AFGE CONTENDS THAT IT CONTINUES TO REPRESENT THE
 METER SHOP EMPLOYEES, WHILE IT IS ALLEGED BY THE STEAMFITTERS THAT THE
 NINE EMPLOYEES INVOLVED HAVE ACCRETED TO ITS UNIT OF EXCLUSIVE
 RECOGNITION AND SHARE A COMMUNITY OF INTEREST WITH THE EMPLOYEES
 THEREIN.
 
    ON DECEMBER 14, 1979, A REORGANIZATION OF THE ACTIVITY'S PUBLIC
 BUILDINGS SERVICE WAS INSTITUTED.  AS A RESULT OF THE REORGANIZATION,
 THE ACTIVITY'S METER SHOP WAS ORGANIZATIONALLY TRANSFERRED INTACT WITHIN
 THE HEATING OPERATIONS AND TRANSMISSION AREA (HOTA) FROM THE TECHNICAL
 FIELD OFFICE TO THE DISTRICT HEATING FIELD OFFICE.  THE METER SHOP DID
 NOT PHYSICALLY MOVE AS A RESULT OF THE REORGANIZATION.  IN SEPTEMBER
 1978, MORE THAN A YEAR PRIOR TO THE REORGANIZATION,