26:0799(94)AR - Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, and Tidewater Virginia FEMTC -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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26:0799(94)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 26 FLRA No. 94
 
 NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD 
 PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FEDERAL EMPLOYEES 
 METAL TRADES COUNCIL, AFL-CIO
 Union
 
                                            Case No. 0-AR-1327
 
                                 DECISION
 
                         I.  Statement of the Case
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator William G. Haemmel filed by the Union 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
 
    The grievant contended that he was improperly denied a fair and
 equitable share of overtime work and that a "gross imbalance" existed in
 the distribution of overtime.  The grievant sought backpay for this
 alleged violation of the parties' agreement.
 
    Both parties had submitted written data and testimony to the
 Arbitrator.  The Arbitrator observed that the data on the grievant's
 overtime submitted by the Union and by the Activity was identical, and
 found that the parties were using the same data to arrive at differing
 conclusions.  The Arbitrator denied the grievance, finding that the
 Activity had provided an adeq