22:0475(48)AR - Southwestern Power Administration and IBEW Local 1002 -- 1986 FLRAdec AR



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22:0475(48)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 22 FLRA No. 48
 
 SOUTHWESTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION
 Activity
 
 and
 
 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF 
 ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL 1002
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1062
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  STATEMENT OF THE CASE
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator John P. Owen 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.
 
                  II.  BACKGROUND AND ARBITRATOR'S AWARD
 
    A grievance was filed and submitted to arbitration claiming that the
 performance by a general foreman of switching duties, which is work
 regularly performed by bargaining-unit employees, violated Article
 XXIII, Section 23.1 of the parties' collective bargaining agreement.
 Article XXIII, Section 23.1 pertinently provided that a general foreman
 shall not normally perform bargaining-unit work except in situations
 such as checking the work of others, training of employees, and when
 life or property is in danger and there are no other qualified persons
 available to do the work.  The Arbitrator determined that the
 performance by the general foreman of the switching duties in dispute
 was clearly prohibited by the part