File 2: Opinion of Member Pope
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Dissenting Opinion of Member Pope
I do not agree that the award in this case is deficient.
It is a clear and long-standing principle that Authority review of arbitration awards is governed by the standards set forth in § 7122 of the Statute. As the Authority has acknowledged from its earliest decisions, this review is limited. See Fed. Aviation Science & Technological Ass'n, 2 FLRA 680, 682 n.1 (1980). As Congress expressly made clear, "[t]he Authority [is] authorized to review the award of the arbitrator on very narrow grounds." S. Rep. No. 95-1272, 95th Cong., 2d Sess. 153 (1978) (emphasis added). Those grounds include, as relevant here, conflict with law and