30:0366(44)CA - Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA; Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA and Naval Regional Dental Center, Marine Base, Camp Pendleton, CA -- 1987 FLRAdec CA
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The decision of the Authority follows:
30 FLRA No. 44 UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA; UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA; AND NAVAL REGIONAL DENTAL CENTER UNITED STATES MARINE BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA Respondents and NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 919 Charging Party Case No. 8-CA-70160
I. Statement of the Case
This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority under section 2429.1(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations, based upon a stipulation of facts by the parties. The complaint alleges that the Respondents violated section 7116(a)(1), (5) and (8) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to provide the Charging Party (the Union), the exclusive representative of three units of the Respondents' employees, with the names and home addresses of those employees. For the reasons stated below, we find that the Respondent committed the unfair labor practices as alleged.
The Union is the exclusive representative of three units of the Respondents' employees. By a letter dated November 14, 1986, the Union requested that the Respondents provide it with the names and home addresses of the employees in those units. By letter dated November 21, 1986, the Respondents denied the request. The parties stipulated that the names and home addresses of the employees are normally maintained by the Respondents in the regular course of [PAGE] business; are reasonably available; and do not constitute guidance, advice, counsel or training provided for management officials or supervisors relating to collective bargaining.
III. Positions of the Parties
The Respondents contend that release of the home addresses of employees is prohibited by the Privacy Act and that the information is not relevant or necessary for the Union to carry out its representational duties. 1 The Respondents disagree with the Authority's Decision on Remand in Farmers Home Administration Finance Office, St. Louis, Missouri, 23 FLRA 788 (1986) (Farmers Home), petition for review filed sub nom. U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farmers Home Administration Finance Office, St. Louis, Missouri v. FLRA, 86-2579 (8th Cir. Dec. 23, 1986). The Re