United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Region III (Activity) and National Council of Field Labor Locals, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (Petitioner)



[ v08 p286 ]
08:0286(68)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


 8 FLRA No. 68
 
 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR,
 OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, REGION III
 Activity
 
 and
 
 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FIELD LABOR
 LOCALS, AFGE, AFL-CIO
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 2-RO-34
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    UPON A PETITION DULY FILED WITH THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 UNDER SECTION 7111(B)(1) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE), A HEARING WAS HELD BEFORE A HEARING
 OFFICER OF THE AUTHORITY.  THE AUTHORITY HAS REVIEWED THE HEARING
 OFFICER'S RULINGS MADE AT THE HEARING AND FINDS THAT THEY ARE FREE FROM
 PREJUDICIAL ERROR.  THE RULINGS ARE HEREBY AFFIRMED.
 
    UPON THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING A BRIEF SUBMITTED BY THE ACTIVITY,
 THE AUTHORITY FINDS:  THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FIELD LABOR LOCALS, AFGE,
 AFL-CIO, (THE PETITIONER), SEEKS AN ELECTION IN A UNIT CONSISTING OF ALL
 NONSUPERVISORY ATTORNEYS IN THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, REGION III OF
 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, PHILADELPHIA, EXCLUDING ALL OTHER
 EMPLOYEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, SUPERVISORS, AND EMPLOYEES DESCRIBED IN
 SECTION 7112(B)(2), (3), (4), (6) AND (7) OF THE STATUTE.  ADDITIONALLY,
 THE PETITIONER SEEKS TO HAVE THIS UNIT INCLUDED IN THE EXISTING
 NATION-WIDE UNIT WHICH IT CURRENTLY REPRESENTS.