16:0025(2)NG - Philadelphia MTC and Philadelphia Naval Shipyard -- 1984 FLRAdec NG
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The decision of the Authority follows:
16 FLRA No. 2 PHILADELPHIA METAL TRADES COUNCIL Union and PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD Activity Case No. O-NG-970 ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REVIEW This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute on a petition for review of a negotiability issue filed by the Union. From the record before the Authority, it appears that the Activity announced its intent to implement a new directive concerning the elimination of employee parking within the controlled industrial area. Following the issuance of the directive, discussions were held seeking alternative means of accommodating the employees. However, in a memorandum dated March 6, 1984, the Activity declared that the duty to bargain did not extend to the Union's proposal. The Union then filed the instant petition for review with the Authority on March 19, 1984. The Union then sought the Authority's determination, pursuant to section 7117(a)(1) of the Statute and section 2424.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, as to whether the disputed proposal was within the duty to bargain. Subsequently, in a letter dated June 27, 1984, the Activity withdrew the allegation of nonnegotiability.