16:0627(91)RO - Army. Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL and Local 5, Federal Fire Fighters Association -- 1984 FLRAdec RP



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16:0627(91)RO
The decision of the Authority follows:


 16 FLRA No. 91
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, ROCK ISLAND
 ARSENAL, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
 Activity
 
 and
 
 LOCAL 5, FEDERAL FIRE FIGHTERS
 ASSOCIATION
 Petitioner /1/
 
                                            Case No. 5-RO-30014
 
                            DECISION AND ORDER
 
    Upon a petition duly filed with the Federal Labor Relations Authority
 under section 7111(b)(1) of the Federal Service Labor-Management
 Relations Statute (the Statute), a hearing was held before a hearing
 officer of the Authority.  The hearing officer's rulings made at the
 hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.
 
    Upon the entire record in this case, including the contentions of the
 parties, the Authority finds:  The Petitioner, Local 5, Federal Fire
 Fighters Association (Petitioner), seeks to represent a unit of
 firefighters and fire inspection employees employed by the Activity.
 The Activity asserts that the petition is untimely filed under the
 provisions of section 7111(f)(3) of the Statute /2/ and should therefore
 be dismissed.  In this regard, the Activity notes the existence of a
 negotiated agreement between itself and IAFF Local F-5, which became
 effective February 16, 1982, for a term of three years.  Th