18:0871(102)NG - IBEW Local 640 and Interior, Bureau of Reclamation -- 1985 FLRAdec NG



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18:0871(102)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 18 FLRA No. 102
 
 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF 
 ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL 640 
 Union
 
 and 
 
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, 
 BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-766
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE
 
    The petition for review in this case comes before the Authority
 pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service
 Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and raises issues
 relating to the negotiability of one Union proposal.  Upon careful
 consideration of the entire record, including the parties' contentions,
 the Authority makes the following determination.
 
                              Union Proposal
 
          The Employer will provide up to $60.00 to each employee
       required to wear safety shoes for purchase of same.  Each employee
       required to wear protective footwear will have an account which is
       credited with $5.00 per month to provide replacement footwear.
       Upon presentation of receipt for approved safety footwear, the
       balance of the employee's account up to the cost of the same will
       be paid to the employee.
 
    The proposal would expressly require the Agency to provide funding
 for the purchase of protective footwear for each employee require