29:0462(44)NG - AFGE, LOCAL 491 VS VA MEDICAL CENTER
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The decision of the Authority follows:
29 FLRA NO. 44 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 491 Union and VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER, BATH, NEW YORK Activity Case No. 0-NG-1420
This case is before the Authority pursuant to section 7105(a)(2)(E) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute and section 2424.1 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations on a petition for review of negotiability issues filed by the Union. For the reasons indicated below, it has been determined that the Union's petition for review must be dismissed.
The record before the Authority shows that on December 3, 1986, the parties entered into a written Agreement, which provides in pertinent part:
1. The Activity has proposed a change in the practice in Dietetics service by which permanent part-time WG-2 Food Service Workers are selected for conversion to permanent full-time food Service Workers, WG-2.
2. The Union will have fifteen (15) days from the date of this agreement to submit its bargaining proposals relative to the Activity's proposal.
6. The Activity intends to take the position in any negotiations hereunder that its decision to change the existing practice referenced above in paragraph one is non-negotiable.