21:0497(65)NG - Tidewater Virginia FEMTC and Navy, Navy Public Works Center, Norfolk, Virginia -- 1986 FLRAdec NG
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The decision of the Authority follows:
21 FLRA No. 65 TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FEDERAL EMPLOYEES METAL TRADES COUNCIL, AFL-CIO Union and DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NAVY PUBLIC WORKS CENTER, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Agency Case No. 0-NG-1176 DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUE I. Statement of the Case This case is before the Authority because of a negotiability appeal filed under section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and concerns the negotiability of the following Union proposal: /1/ Article 13, Section 6 (Shift Work) Unit employees working on a shift at the time of conversion to daylight savings time will have the option of using one hour of annual leave or working an additional hour as a method of maintaining their regular 8 hour shift. II. Positions of the Parties The Agency alleges the proposal is nonnegotiable because (1) it interferes with management's right to assign work under section 7106(a)(2)(B) and (2) it interferes with management's elective right to determine the numbers, types and grades of employees assigned to a work project or tour of duty under section 7106(b)(1).