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