International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 4 (Union) and Department of the Navy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 6 FLRA No. 49
 
 INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL
 ENGINEERS, LOCAL 4
 (Union)
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY,
 PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
 PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
 (Activity)
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-483
 
                          ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL
 
    ON MAY 7, 1981, THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND
 TECHNICAL ENGINEERS, LOCAL 4 (THE UNION) FILED A PETITION FOR REVIEW
 WITH THE AUTHORITY IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE PURSUANT TO SECTION 2424.1
 OF THE AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS (5 C.F.R.  2424.1(1980)) AND
 SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
 STATUTE (5 U.S.C. 7101 ET SEQ.).  FOR THE REASONS INDICATED BELOW, THE
 UNION'S PETITION FOR REVIEW MUST BE DISMISSED.
 
    AS PRESENTED IN THE UNION'S APPEAL, THE ESSENCE OF THE PARTIES'
 DISPUTE INVOLVES THE PLANNED SHUTDOWN OF THE SHIPYARD OVER CERTAIN TIME
 PERIODS, AND THAT THE EMPLOYEES BE REQUIRED TO USE ANNUAL LEAVE TO COVER
 THE SHUTDOWN PERIOD.  HOWEVER, IT APPEARS THAT THE UNION HAS NOT
 PROPOSED SPECIFIC LANGUAGE FOR NEGOTIATION.  WITHOUT SUCH SPECIFIC
 LANGUAGE, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE CONSISTENCY OF A PROPOSAL
 WITH LAWS, REGULATIONS OR THE STATUTE.  THUS, THE INSTANT MATTER IN
 DISPUTE IS NO