16:0582(83)AR - Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Alaska Railroad and United Transportation Union -- 1984 FLRAdec AR



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16:0582(83)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 83
 
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
 FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
 ALASKA RAILROAD
 Activity
 
 and
 
 UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-504
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Charles P. Flynn filed by the Activity under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The dispute in this matter arose when the trainmaster, a management
 official on a particular train, disassembled and stored a passenger's
 rifle for safekeeping.  The train crew filed a grievance alleging that
 the trainmaster violated the parties' collective bargaining agreement by
 performing work assertedly reserved to bargaining-unit employees, i.e.,
 by storing an item that was supposed to be handled as checked baggage by
 a unit employee.  The Arbitrator sustained the grievance and awarded
 compensation to the unit employee who otherwise would have performed the
 task.
 
    As one of its exceptions, the Activity contends that the award is
 contrary to section 7106(a)(2)(B) of the Statute.  The Authority agrees.
 
    In Americ