34:0158(35)AR - DOD, RMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE FORT WORTH GENERAL MERCHANDISE DISTRIBUTION ACTIVITY and AFGE, LOCAL 2965 -- 1990 FLRAdec AR



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The decision of the Authority follows:


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                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
        FORT WORTH GENERAL MERCHANDISE DISTRIBUTION ACTIVITY

                                and

            AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                             LOCAL 2965

                             0-AR-1585

			      DECISION

     			   January 9, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the
award of Arbitrator Don J. Harr filed by Local No. 2965, American
Federation of Government Employees, AFL - CIO (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. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service,
Fort Worth General Merchandise Distribution Activity (the Agency)
did not file an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

     The Agency filed a grievance contesting the actions of a
Union shop steward who attempted to persuade a bargaining unit
member not to file a complaint against another employee. The
grievance was submitted to a