15:0049(10)NG - Laborers International Union Local 1276 and Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Depot Tracy, Tracy, CA -- 1984 FLRAdec NG



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15:0049(10)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 10
 
 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION,
 LOCAL 1276, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
 DEFENSE DEPOT TRACY,
 TRACY, CALIFORNIA
 Agency
 
                                       Case No. O-NG-647
 
                DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and presents issues
 relating to the negotiability of two Union proposals.  /1/ Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determinations.
 
                             Union Proposal 1
 
          If licensed, will only operate material handling equipment such
       as forklift, vacuum lift, and small gantry only in the absence of
       a qualified operator and only to accomplish the immediate work
       assignment.
 
    The record indicates that the two proposals herein were offered in
 response to the implementation by the Agency of a new position
 description for the "packer" position.  Among the duties described in
 the new description is one involving the operation of materia