International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, CLC, Local F-116 (Union) and Department of the Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California (Agency)



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 18
 
 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
 OF FIRE FIGHTERS, AFL-CIO
 CLC, LOCAL F-116
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE,
 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE,
 CALIFORNIA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-341
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    THE PETITION FOR REVIEW IN THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR
 RELATIONS AUTHORITY (THE AUTHORITY) PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF
 THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (5 U.S.C.
 7101-7135) (THE STATUTE).  THE ISSUE PRESENTED TO THE AUTHORITY IS THE
 NEGOTIABILITY OF THE FOLLOWING UNION PROPOSAL:
 
                              UNION PROPOSAL
 
    THE EMPLOYER AGREES TO GRANT OFF-DUTY PERSONNEL, AND THEIR
 DEPENDENTS, HUNTING AND FISHING
 
    RECREATION ON VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
 CALIFORNIA STATE FISH AND GAME
 
    REGULATIONS.
 
                       QUESTION BEFORE THE AUTHORITY
 
    THE QUESTION IS WHETHER, AS ALLEGED BY THE AGENCY, THE PROPOSAL IS
 OUTSIDE THE DUTY TO BARGAIN BECAUSE IT DOES NOT CONCERN MATTERS WHICH
 ARE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
 
                                  OPINION
 
    CONCLUSION AND ORDER:  THE UNION'S PROPOSAL DOES NOT CONCERN MATTERS
 WHICH ARE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OF BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOY