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American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2502, National Council of Field Labor Locals and U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Indiana, Pennsylvania

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2502, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FIELD LABOR LOCALS
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA
(Agency)

0-AR-3117

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DECISION

December 24, 1998

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Donald S. Wasserman and Dale Cabaniss, Members.

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

      Under section 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation; or it is deficient on other grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector labor-management relations. Upon careful consideration of the entire record in this case, the Authority concludes that the award is not deficient on any of the grounds raised in the exception and set forth in section 7122(a).

      Accordingly, the Union's exception is denied.