American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2911, AFL-CIO (Union) and Army and Air Force Exchange Service, South Texas Area Exchange, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (Agency) 

 



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 7 FLRA No. 112
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2911
 Union
 
 and
 
 ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE,
 SOUTH TEXAS AREA EXCHANGE,
 LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. O-NG-265
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    THE PETITION FOR REVIEW IN THIS CASE COMES BEFORE THE FEDERAL LABOR
 RELATIONS AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 7105(A)(2)(E) OF THE FEDERAL
 SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE).  UPON CAREFUL
 CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE PARTIES' CONTENTIONS,
 THE AUTHORITY MAKES THE FOLLOWING DETERMINATIONS.
 
    THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE UNION SOUGHT TO NEGOTIATE TWO PROPOSALS
 CONCERNING, RESPECTIVELY, SUNDAY PREMIUM PAY AND GRADE-AND-PAY
 RETENTION, AS A RESULT OF CHANGES IN AN AGENCY REGULATION.  THE AGENCY
 CONTENDED THAT ITS REVISED REGULATION DID NOT SUBSTANTIVELY CHANGE
 ESTABLISHED POLICY REGARDING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.  THE UNION
 CONTENDED THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGENCY'S REGULATION "WAS A CHANGE
 OF PAST PRACTICE AND A CHANGE IN POLICY AND WORKING CONDITIONS . . .
 WHICH WERE NEGOTIABLE . . . ."
 
    THE CIRCUMSTANCES HEREIN DO NOT GIVE RISE TO A NEGOTIABILITY DISPUTE
 WHICH THE AUTHORITY MAY PROPERLY REV