19:0418(57)CA - GSA and AFGE Council 236 -- 1985 FLRAdec CA



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19:0418(57)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 19 FLRA No. 57
 
 General Services Administration
 Respondent
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 236, AFL-CIO
 Charging Party
 
                                            Case No. 3-CA-30491
 
                            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 parties'
 contentions, the Authority finds:
 
    At all times material herein, the American Federation of Government
 Employees, Council 236, AFL-CIO (the Union) has been the certified
 exclusive representative for certain employees of the General Services
 Administration (the Respondent) in a national consolidated unit
 appropriate for purposes of collective bargaining.  At all times
 material herein, the Respondent and the Union have been parties to a
 collective bargaining agreement.  By letter dated April 7, 1983, during
 the term of the parties' agreement, the Union requested negotiations
 with the Respondent regarding the establishment of crediting plans for
 use in the merit promotion of bargaining unit employees.  In connection
 with this request to negotiate, the Union