24:0940(91)NG - AFGE Local 987 and Air Force, Warner Robins Air Force Logistics Center, Robins AFB, GA -- 1986 FLRAdec NG



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 24 FLRA No. 91
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT 
 EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 987
 Union
 
 and
 
 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 
 WARNER ROBINS AIR FORCE LOGISTICS CENTER
 ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA
 Agency
 
                                            Case No. 0-NG-1309
 
                 DECISION AND ORDER OF 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).  The case concerns the
 negotiability of a Union proposal that Robins Air Force Base "allow Gate
 12 (North end of Base) to remain operational on the current hours
 scheduled." We find that the proposal is not negotiable.
 
                       II.  Positions of the Parties
 
    The Agency states that, following the sharply increased terrorist
 activity beginning in the late 1970's, the Air Force began to tighten
 the security of its installations in order to better safeguard and
 protect its facilities, aircraft and employees.  Gate 12 is located at
 the North end of the runway, and the Agency states that its closure is
 intended to prevent access to Robins AFB's flight