23:0059(8)NG - AFGE Local 2022 and Army, HQ 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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23:0059(8)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 23 FLRA No. 8
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2022
 Union
 
 and
 
 U.S. ARMY, HEADQUARTERS 101st 
 AIRBORNE DIVISION AND FORT 
 CAMPBELL
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1205
 
                 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:
 
          Section 13-6.  The union is authorized to prepare, hang, and
       maintain signs at/near entrance to Gates 1, 3, 4, 6, and 10 of
       Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  The signs will be restricted to three
       feet high and five feet wide.  Words on signs will read as
       follows:
 
  WELCOME TO FORT CAMPBELL COURTESY OF AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
 GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES LOCAL 2022
 
    II.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency contends that the proposal is nonnegotiable because it
 does not concern a matter affecting working conditions of bargaining
 unit employees, within the meaning of section 7103(a)(14) of the
 Statute.  The Union argues that this proposal involves communication