Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Local 2923, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
ARBITRATOR’S OPINION AND DECISION
The Employer’s mission is to conduct, foster, and coordinate research and research training on the biological effects of chemical, physical, and biological substances in the environment to improve human health conditions. The Union represents a bargaining unit consisting of approximately 180 non-professional employees. The parties are covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (CBA) that went into effect in 1990. Recently, they negotiated a successor CBA, which is pending implementation. The current CBA does not address fitness center subsidies.
1. The Union’s Position