United States Air Force, A/SLMR No. 1152




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01:0338(42)CA
The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 42
                                            May 21, 1979
 
 MR. ROBERT J. ENGLEHART
 STAFF ATTORNEY
 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
 1016 16TH STREET, N.W.
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20036
 
                              RE:  UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, A/SLMR 
                                   No. 1152, FLRC No. 78A-184
 
 DEAR MR. ENGLEHART:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR PETITION FOR REVIEW OF
 THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY'S DECISION, AND THE AGENCY'S OPPOSITION THERETO,
 IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    IN THIS CASE, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (THE AGENCY), A PRIMARY
 NATIONAL SUBDIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FORMALLY ANNOUNCED
 THAT ITS SUBORDINATE AIR TRAINING COMMAND (THE ACTIVITY) HAD DECIDED TO
 REORGANIZE CERTAIN TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTERS.  FOLLOWING THIS
 ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (THE UNION),
 WHICH HAD BEEN GRANTED NATIONAL CONSULTATION RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 9(B)
 OF THE ORDER /1/ BY THE AGENCY, FILED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE COMPLAINT
 ALLEGING THAT THE AGENCY HAD VIOLATED SECTION 19(A)(1) AND (6) OF THE
 ORDER BY (A) FAILING TO SUPPLY, ON REQUEST, INFORMATION CONCERNING THE
 ACTIVITY'S REORGANIZATION WHICH WAS NECESSARY FOR THE UNION TO ENGAGE IN
 INTELLIGENT BARGAINING, AND (B) FAILING TO GIVE THE UNION APPROPRIATE
 PRIOR NOTICE OF, AND ALLOW IT TO COMMENT ON, THE REORGANIZATION.
 
    THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE (A