14:0103(20)AR - Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO and AFGE Local No. 3399 -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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14:0103(20)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 20
 
 HARRY S. TRUMAN MEMORIAL
 VETERANS HOSPITAL,
 COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (AFL-CIO),
 LOCAL NO. 3399
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-203
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Thomas J. Erbs filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The parties submitted to arbitration the issue of whether the
 reprimand of the grievant, the local union president, for
 insubordination was for just cause.  In his discussion of the dispute,
 the Arbitrator outlined the situation leading to the assessment of
 discipline against the grievant.  In early June 1980 the grievant in his
 capacity as union president requested negotiations with the Activity
 over official time for union business and, on June 26, 1980, advised
 that he would be ready for negotiations on the morning of June 30, 1980.
  On June 17, the Activity's personnel department advised the grievant
 that such negotiations were not appropriate and would not take place,
 that no of