Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (Respondent) and National Treasury Employees Union and NTEU Chapters (Charging Party)

 



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07:0431(65)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:



 7 FLRA NO. 65

DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, BUREAU OF
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND
FIREARMS

               Respondent

          and

NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
UNION AND NTEU CHAPTERS

               Charging Party

                                         Case No. 3-CA-343

                      DECISION AND ORDER

     This matter is before the Authority pursuant to Regional
Director Alexander T. Graham's "Order Transferring Case to the
Federal Labor Relations Authority" in accordance with section
2429.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations (5 CFR 2429.1).

     Upon consideration of the entire record in this case,
including the parties' stipulation of facts, accompanying
exhibits and briefs submitted by the Respondent, General Counsel
and Charging Party, the Authority finds:

     The complaint herein alleges that the Respondent, Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), violated section 7116(a)(1)
and (5) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations
Statute (the Statute) when it refused to bargain in good faith
with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).

     The undisputed facts, as stipulated by the parties, are as
follows:

     NTEU represents a bargaining unit consisting of certain of
the Respondent's employees. A collective bargaining agreement,
signed on September 19, 1977, was, at all times material, in
effect. By