33:0284(33)NG - - Illinois Nurses Association and VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IL - - 1988 FLRAdec NG - - v33 p284
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The decision of the Authority follows:
33 FLRA No. 33
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
ILLINOIS NURSES ASSOCIATION
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER
NORTH CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
(27 FLRA 714)
DECISION AND ORDER ON NEGOTIABILITY ISSUES ON REMAND
October 24, 1988
Before Chairman Calhoun and Member McKee.
I. Statement of the Case
This case is before the Authority on remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. See Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Chicago, Illinois v. FLRA, No. 87-1405 (D.C. Cir. Sept. 27, 1988). The court granted the Authority's motion to remand the case in light of the court's decision in Colorado Nurses Association v. FLRA, 851 F.2d 1486 (D.C. Cir. 1988).
On June 25, 1987, the Authority issued its decision and order on negotiability issues in Illinois Nurses Association and Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Chicago, Illinois, 27 FLRA 714 (1987) (VAMC, North Chicago). The collective bargaining proposals at issue in VAMC, North Chicago, concerned, among other things, existing benefits, grievance procedure, hours of duty, salaries, education, leave, proficiency ratings, promotions and advancements, discipline, and work environment relating to professional medical employees in the Department of Medic