30:0505(68)AR - 351st Combat Support Group, Whiteman AFB and AFGE Local 2361 -- 1987 FLRAdec AR



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30:0505(68)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 30 FLRA NO. 68
 30 FLRA 505
  18 DEC 1987



351ST COMBAT SUPPORT GROUP
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE

                  Activity

          and

LOCAL 2361, AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

                  Union

Case No. 0-AR-1409

DECISION

     I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator John R. Thornell. The Arbitrator found that
the employees were not entitled to overtime pay under the
parties' collective bargaining agreement as claimed in the
grievance. The exceptions were filed by the Union, under section
7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor - Management Relations
Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and
Regulations. We conclude that the Union has not established that
the Arbitrator misinterpreted and misapplied the parties'
agreement or that the Arbitrator failed to consider the evidence
and testimony presented. We deny the Union's exceptions.

     II. Background and Arbitrator's Award

     During an inspection of the Air Base, the Inspector General
from the Strategic Air Command conducted a surprise exercise to
test the ability of the Base to respond to emergencies. All Air
Base gates were closed for the exercise. The grievants had
finished work and were attempting to leave the Base when the
gates were closed.