SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION MODESTO DISTRICT OFFICE MODESTO, CALIFORNIA and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3172, AFL-CIO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

Office of Administrative Law Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20424-0001

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

MODESTO DISTRICT OFFICE

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA

Respondent

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3172, AFL-CIO

Charging Party

Case No. SF-CA-70003

Mr. Bob Brewer

For the Respondent

Christopher Pirrone, Esquire

Stefanie Arthur, Esquire

For the General Counsel

Before: WILLIAM B. DEVANEY

Administrative Law Judge

DECISION

This case was initiated by a charge filed on October 2, 1996 (G.C. Exh. 1(a)), which alleged violations of §§ 7116(a)(1),(5) and (8) of the Statute for failing and refusing to provide the Union with certain information pursuant to

§ 7114(