16:0279(41)RO - Army, HQ, Fort Monroe, Virginia and Local 11, Federal Firefighters Association and Local R4-11, NAGE -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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16:0279(41)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 41
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, HEADQUARTERS
 FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 LOCAL 11, FEDERAL FIREFIGHTERS
 ASSOCIATION
 Petitioner /1/
 
 and
 
 LOCAL R4-11, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
 Intervenor
 
                                            Case No. 4-RO-30026
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7111 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations
 Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing officer of
 the Authority.  The Authority has reviewed the hearing officer's rulings
 made at the hearing and finds that they are free from prejudicial error.
  They are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record, including the
 parties' contentions, the Authority finds:  Local 11, Federal
 Firefighters Association (Firefighters) seeks to represent a union of
 all non-supervisory General Schedule (GS) fire prevention and protection
 employees, including GS-6 crew chiefs employed at Headquarters, Fort
 Monroe, Virginia.  Since 1969, these employees have been part of a unit
 represented by Local R4-11, National Association of Government
 Employees.  The Activity and In