American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3137 (Respondent/Union) and Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Charging Party/Agency)

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56 FLRA No. 178

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3137
(Respondent/Union)

and

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
(Charging Party/Agency)

DA-CO-90649

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DECISION AND ORDER

December 27, 2000

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Before the Authority: Donald S. Wasserman, Chairman; Dale Cabaniss and Carol Waller Pope, Members.

I.     Statement of the Case

      This unfair labor practice case is before the Authority on exceptions to the attached decision of the Administrative Law Judge filed by the General Counsel. The Agency did not file an opposition to the General Counsel's exceptions.

      The complaint alleges that the Respondent violated section 7116(b)(5) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) by failing to comply with Article 13, Section E of the parties' collective bargaining agree