28:0569(69)CA - Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles, CA and AFGE Local 2297 -- 1987 FLRAdec CA
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The decision of the Authority follows:
28 FLRA No. 69
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OUTPATIENT CLINIC, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Respondent and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2297, AFL-CIO Charging Party Case No. 8-CA-60438
I. Statement of the Case
This matter is before the Authority under section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Regulations based on the parties' stipulation of facts. The complaint alleges that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1), (5), and (8) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to provide Local 2297 (the Union) with the names and home addresses of employees of the Respondent who are members of the Union's bargaining unit. The Respondent and the General Counsel filed briefs. For the reasons stated below, we find that the Respondent has committed the unfair labor practices as alleged.
The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL - CIO (AFGE) is the exclusive representative of a consolidated unit which includes, among other units, a unit of employees at the Veterans Administration (VA) Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles, California. Local 2297 acts as AFGE's agent with respect to these employees. By letter dated June 10, 1986, the Union requested the Respondent to furnish the names and home addresses of all unit employees which by letter dated June 17, 1986, the Respondent refused to provide. [PAGE]
The parties have stipulated that this information is normally maintained by the Respondent in the regular course of business; is reasonably available; and does not constitute guidance, advice, counsel or training provided to management officials or supervisors relating to collective bargaining.
III. Positions of the