15:0994(185)CA - Federal Trade Commission and AFGE Local 2211 -- 1984 FLRAdec CA



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15:0994(185)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 15 FLRA No. 185
 
 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2211, AFL-CIO
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 3-CA-30397
 
                            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, /1/ the
 Authority finds:  The complaint alleges that the Federal Trade
 Commission (Respondent) violated section 7116(a)(1), (5) and (8) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by
 instituting substantive changes in conditions of employment without
 affording the Charging Party, American Federation of Government
 Employees, Local 2211, AFL-CIO (the Union), a labor organization holding
 national consultation rights, prior notice and a reasonable time in
 which to submit its views and recommendations concerning an impending
 reduction in force (RIF) affecting the Respondent's regional office
 employees, thereby refusing to consult in good faith with the Union and
 refusing to comply with the requirements