23:0189(24)NG - Hawaii Federal Employees Metal Trades Council and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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23:0189(24)NG
The decision of the Authority follows:


 23 FLRA No. 24
 
 HAWAII FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 METAL TRADES COUNCIL,
 AFL-CIO
 Union
 
 and
 
 PEARL HARBOR NAVAL
 SHIPYARD
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1186
 
                 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 one Union proposal.
 
                            II.  Union Proposal
 
    The Agency notified the Union on July 8, 1985 that it had decided to
 disestablish the Naval Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH)
 Deficiency Abatement Committee.  The Union proposal which is the subject
 of this appeal is:
 
          Our proposal is to keep the NAVOSH Deficiency Abatement
       Committee and add equal numbers of Labor Representatives.
 
                      III.  Positions of the Parties
 
                            A.  Union Position
 
    The Union argues the proposal is negotiable "regarding the impact to
 the unit employees." It states that a committee such as this "can make a
 contribution to the safety of all employees if it is given the
 opportunity to function with