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39:1586(138)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


39 FLRA No. 138

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

U.S. ARMY FINANCE AND

ACCOUNTING CENTER

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

(Respondent)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 1411

AFL-CIO

(Charging Party/Union)

5-CA-80403

DECISION AND ORDER

March 28, 1991

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority on exceptions filed by the General Counsel to the attached Decision of the Administrative Law Judge. The Respondent filed an opposition to the General Counsel's exceptions.

The complaint alleged that the Respondent violated section 7116(a)(1) and (5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by refusing to bargain with the Union over changes in conditions of employment. The Respondent admitted that it had insisted, as a condition to entering into negotiations, that the Union reduce the size of its negotiating team, but contended that it was privileged to impose such a condition because the parties had agreed to the size limitation on which it was insisting.