28:0587(73)NG - IBEW, LOCAL NO. 611 VS INTERIOR, BUREAU OF RECLAMA
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The decision of the Authority follows:
28 FLRA NO. 73
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 611, AFL-CIO Union and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION RIO GRANDE PROJECT Agency Case No. 0-NG-1161 (26 FLRA No. 105)
This case is before the Authority based on the Agency's Motion for Reconsideration. For the reasons set forth below, we deny the motion.
In our decision we determined that a proposal which sought to provide for the continuation of Sunday premium pay for nonsupervisory, hourly operations and maintenance employees was within the Agency's duty to bargain. The employees negotiate their wages and premium pay provisions in accordance with section 704 of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), Pub. L. No. 95-454, 92 Stat. 1111, 1218, codified at 5 U.S.C. 5343 (Amendments) and section 9(b) of Pub. L. No. 92-392, codified at 5 U.S.C. 5343 (Amendments, note).
The Union sought to negotiate the subject after the Agency proposed to terminate the long-standing practice of providing premium pay compensation for work on Sunday on the ground that it was illegal because it was not in accordance with local prevailing pay practices. We found that the Agency's posi