United States, Department of the Army, Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Kentucky (Agency) and International Association of, Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 859 (Union)

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58 FLRA No. 73

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,
BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT
RICHMOND, KENTUCKY
(Agency)

and

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS,
LOCAL LODGE 859
(Union)

0-AR-3526

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DECISION

January 24, 2003

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Before the Authority: Dale Cabaniss, Chairman, and
Carol Waller Pope and Tony Armendariz, Members [n1] 

I.     Statement of the Case

      This matter is before the Authority on an exception to an award of Arbitrator Michael L. Allen filed by the Agency under § 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Union filed an opposition to the Agency's exception.

      The Arbitrator found that the Agency violated the parties' agreement by