United States, Department of the Air Force, Headquarters, 96TH Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Respondent) and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1897 (Charging Party)

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58 FLRA No. 159

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
HEADQUARTERS, 96TH AIR BASE WING
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA
(Respondent)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION
OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 1897
(Charging Party)

AT-CA-00659
AT-CA-00738

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DECISION AND ORDER

July 11, 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 unfair labor practice case is before the Authority on exceptions to the attached decision of the Administrative Law Judge (Judge) filed by the General Counsel (GC). The Respondent filed an opposition to the exceptions.

      The Judge concluded that the Respondent did not violate § 7116(a)(1) a