639-40 (1990) (NFFE)).
Local R-109, 66 FLRA 278, 278 (2011). If the union’s explanation of the proposal’s meaning comports with the wording, then that explanation is adopted for the purpose of construing what the proposal means and, based on that meaning, deciding whether the proposal is within the duty to bargain. Id. Here, the third sentence of Proposal 2 states that a compound-detector area “should” have a secure area. Record at 3. The Union’s explanation of the proposal – that it does not require such an area – is consistent with the plain wording of the proposal. Accordingly, we adopt the Union’s explanation for purposes of assessing the negotiability of Proposal 2.