DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMAMENTS COMMAND, ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL, NEW JERSEY AND FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PICATINNY MIDDLE LODGE NO. 100 and EDWARD C. ALEQUIN

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMAMENTS COMMAND, ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL, NEW JERSEY And FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PICATINNY MIDDLE LODGE NO. 100 Respondents and EDWARD C. ALEQUIN Charging Party











Case Nos. BN-CO-01-0061 BN-CA-01-0062

Joel L. Friedman Counsel for the Respondent Department of the Army
Stephen G. De Nigris Counsel for the Respondent Fraternal Order of Police
Edward Alequin Charging Party Pro Se
Gail M. Sorokoff Gary J. Lieberman Counsel for the General Counsel, FLRA Before: GARVIN LEE OLIVER Administrative Law Judge


DECISION
Statement of the Case

On February 1, 2001, the Acting Regional Director, Boston Regional Office, Federal Labor Relations Authority, issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing alleging that the Respondent Department of the Army, U.S. Army Tank - Automotive and Armaments Command, Armament Research and Development Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey violated section 7116(a)(1), (3) and (8) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), and that Respondent Fraternal Order of Police, Picatinny Middle Lodge No. 100, violated section 7116(b)(1) and (8) of the Statute. Each of the Respondents filed an Answer and Prehearing Disclosure documents denying the alleged violations.


In view of extended but unsuccessful settlement negotiations, the hearing commenced on May 23, 2001 in New York City. Near the end of the fir