09:0893(120)CU - Fire Department, 4392d Aerospace Support Group, Vandenburg AFB, CA and the International Association of Firefighters, CLC, Local F-116 -- 1982 FLRAdec RP



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09:0893(120)CU
The decision of the Authority follows:


 9 FLRA No. 120
 
 FIRE DEPARTMENT, 4392D AEROSPACE
 SUPPORT GROUP, VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE,
 CALIFORNIA /1/
 Activity
 
 and
 
 THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 FIREFIGHTERS, AFL-CIO, CLC,
 LOCAL F-116 /2/
 Petitioner
 
                                            Case No. 8-CU-27
 
                    DECISION AND ORDER CLARIFYING UNIT
 
    UPON A PETITION DULY FILED WITH THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 UNDER SECTION 7111(B)(2) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR-MANAGEMENT
 RELATIONS STATUTE (THE STATUTE), A HEARING WAS HELD BEFORE A HEARING
 OFFICER OF THE AUTHORITY.  THE HEARING OFFICER'S RULINGS MADE AT THE
 HEARING ARE FREE FROM PREJUDICIAL ERROR AND HEREBY AFFIRMED.
 
    UPON CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ENTIRE RECORD, INCLUDING THE
 PARTIES' CONTENTIONS, THE AUTHORITY FINDS:  THE INTERNATIONAL
 ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, AFL-CIO, CLC, LOCAL F-116 (PETITIONER) WAS
 RECOGNIZED BY THE ACTIVITY ON JANUARY 7, 1966, AS THE EXCLUSIVE
 BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE FOR A UNIT OF ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE FIR
 PROTECTION BRANCH, 4392D AEROSPACE SUPPORT GROUP, VANDENBURG AIR FORCE
 BASE, CALIFORNIA, WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNION.
 ESSENTIALLY, THE PETITION SEEKS T