16:0093(21)CA - Navy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH and Portsmouth FEMT Council -- 1984 FLRAdec CA



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16:0093(21)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 21
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
 PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
 PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 PORTSMOUTH FEDERAL EMPLOYEES METAL
 TRADES COUNCIL, AFL-CIO
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 1-CA-427
 
                            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 in this case, including the
 stipulation of facts, accompanying exhibits, and the contentions of the
 parties, the Authority finds:
 
    The complaint alleges that the Department of the Navy, Portsmouth
 Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (the Respondent), violated
 section 7116(a)(1) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations
 Statute (the Statute) when it issued a two-day suspension notice and
 then suspended Lionel A. Gravel, a supervisor within the meaning of the
 Statute, because of his participation in the processing of an employee's
 grievance by the Portsmouth Federal Employees Metal Trades Council (the
 Union).  It is alleged that the Respondent's conduct had a chilling
 effect on the exercise of the p