FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY OALJ 13-07 Office of Administrative Law Judges WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, JOINT MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2119, AFL-CIO
Case No. CH-CA-10-0076
On or about October 27, 2009, employees on one of three shifts assigned to the “212” welding shop of the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at the Rock Island Arsenal were called to a meeting conducted by the shop supervisor. At the meeting, the supervisor polled employees on whether they would be in favor of altering the work schedules then in effect. Because the supervisor solicited employee opinion on a possible change in conditions of employment and the Union was excluded from any involvement in the matter, the communication constituted unlawful direct dealing with bargaining unit employees and was an unfair labor practice.
Section 3. When possible, a tour of duty shall consist of five (5) eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday unless a compressed work schedule (CWS) is being utilized.
Pursuant to section 2423.41(c) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations and section 7118 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute), the U.S. Department of the Army, Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, shall: