National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1363 (Union) and Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Yongsan, Korea (Agency)



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 39
 
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1363
 Union
 
 and
 
 HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY
 GARRISON, YONGSAN, KOREA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-276
 
                   ORDER DISMISSING NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL
 
    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 (THE STATUTE) (5
 U.S.C. 7101-7135).
 
    THIS APPEAL WAS FILED BASED ON THE AGENCY'S ALLEGATION THAT IT DID
 NOT HAVE A DUTY TO BARGAIN OVER TWO UNION PROPOSALS CONCERNING THE USE
 AND ACCEPTANCE OF KOREAN CURRENCY FOR SERVICES RENDERED IN CERTAIN CLUBS
 AND MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS ON THE FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATION AT
 YONGSAN, KOREA.  SUBSEQUENTLY, THE UNION ALSO FILED WITH THE AUTHORITY
 CHARGES THAT THE AGENCY HAD COMMITTED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE BY
 ALLEGEDLY UNILATERALLY IMPLEMENTING A POLICY OF REQUIRING BARGAINING
 UNIT EMPLOYEES TO PAY IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS FOR SERVICES IN THOSE
 CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS.  PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 2423.5 AND 2424.5 OF THE
 AUTHORITY'S RULES AND REGULATIONS (5 CFR 2423.5, 2424.5(1981)), THE
 UNION SELECTED TO PROCEED UNDER THE UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE AND TO
 SUSPEND FURTHER ACTION ON THE NEGOTIABILITY APPEAL.
 
    UPON