15:0987(183)CA - Navy, Norfolk Naval Base and AFGE Local 2225 -- 1984 FLRAdec CA



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15:0987(183)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 183
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
 NORFOLK NAVAL BASE
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2225
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 43-CA-2095
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    This matter is before the Authority pursuant to the Regional
 Director's "Order Transferring Case to the Federal Labor Relations
 Authority" in accordance with section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Rules
 and Regulations.
 
    Upon consideration of the entire record, including the stipulation of
 facts, accompanying exhibits, and the parties' contentions, the
 Authority finds:
 
    It is alleged that the Respondent, Norfolk Naval Base, violated
 section 7116(a)(1) of the Statute /1/ when its Security Department
 engaged in the surveillance of employees by taking notes of employees
 while they were engaged in lawful informational picketing on behalf of
 the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 2225
 (AFGE).  It is alleged that such acts interfered with, restrained and
 coerced employees in the exercise of rights guaranteed by the Statute.
 
    The employees in question are employed by the Naval Air Station,
 Norfolk, Virginia, a tenant activity of the Respondent.  As a host
 activity, the Respondent provides, int