34:0293(54)AR - ARMY, PINE BLUFF ARSENAL PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS and AFGE, LOCAL 953 -- 1990 FLRAdec AR



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34:0293(54)AR
The decision of the Authority follows:


 34 FLRA NO. 54



                  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                      PINE BLUFF ARSENAL
                     PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS

                              and

          AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
                           LOCAL 953

                           0-AR-1592

			   DECISION

     			January 12, 1990

     Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

     This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the
award of Arbitrator James B. Giles. A grievance was filed by the
Union over the Activity's decision to change the administrative
workweek of its Production Readiness Division. The Arbitrator
found that under the parties' collective bargaining agreement,
the Union did not have a "veto right" over management's change of
workweeks. Arbitrator's Award at 5. Accordingly, he denied the
grievance.

     The Union filed an exception under section 7122(a) of the
Federal Service Labor - Management Relations Statute (the
Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations
on the asserted ground that the arbitration hearing had been
"unfair and disorderly" and that the award was not "properly
documented." The Pine Bluff Arsenal (the Activity) did not file
an oppositio