34:0208(44)RO - ARMY, SAVANNA ARMY DEPOT ACTIVITY SAVANNA, ILLINOIS and NFFE and NAGE -- 1990 FLRAdec RO



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The decision of the Authority follows:


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                 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                 SAVANNA ARMY DEPOT ACTIVITY
                      SAVANNA, ILLINOIS
                          (Activity)

                             and

           NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
                         (Petitioner)

                             and

         NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                (Labor Organization/Incumbent)

                          5-RO-80010

ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR REVIEW AND REQUEST FOR STAY

    		      January 11, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

     This case is before the Authority on an application for
review filed by the National Association of Government Employees,
AFL - CIO (the Incumbent), under section 2422.17(a) of the
Authority's Rules and Regulations. After a representation
election in which a majority of the valid votes counted was not
cast for either the Incumbent or the National Federation of
Federal Employees (the Petitioner), the Incumbent filed
objections to the election results with the Regional Director.

     The Incumbent contended that conduct by the Petitioner prior
to the election warranted setting the election aside. In his
Decision and Order on Objections, the Regional Director concluded
that the Petitioner's conduct did not warrant setting the
election aside. The Incumbent seeks review of the Regional
Director's determination.

     Inasmuch as the Authority had two vacancies when this
application for review was received, Acting Chairman McKee issued
an Interim Order on February 28, 1989, directing that
consideration of the application be deferred until further
notice. The Interim Order preserved the parties' rights under the
Statute to Authority consideration of the Regional Director's
decision.

     By letters dated June 9 and July 7, 1989, the Incumbent
requested that Acting Chairman McKee stay a run-off election.
According to the Incumbent, the Regional Director set the run-off
election for August 1, 1989, and informed the Incumbent that the
ballots would be impounded until the Authority ruled on the
application for review.

     The Authority now considers the Incumbent's application for
review and request for a stay of the run-off election. For the
reasons set forth below, we conclude that the application for
review and the request for a stay of the election should be
denied.

II. Regional Director's Decision

     An election was held on August 16,  1988, in the following
unit: "All non-supervisory WG and GS employees of the Savanna
Army Depot Activity, U.S. Army Defense Ammunitio