ASSOCIATION OF CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS, SILVER BARONS CHAPTER and SILVER SAGE CHAPTER, Petitioner, v. FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS


Office of the Circuit Executive

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Case Name:
ASSOCIATION V FLRA 9871031
Case Number: Date Filed:
98-70838 01/10/00


FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
ASSOCIATION OF CIVILIAN
TECHNICIANS, SILVER BARONS
CHAPTER and SILVER SAGE
CHAPTER,
Petitioner,
v.
                                                     Nos. 98-70838
FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS
                                                          98-71031
AUTHORITY,
                                                     OPINION
Respondent,
and
STATE OF NEVADA, OFFICE OF THE
MILITARY AND THE NEVADA
NATIONAL GUARD,
Intervenor.
On Petition for Review of a Decision and Order of the
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Argued and Submitted
December 8, 1999--San Francisco, California
Filed January 10, 2000
Before: Charles Wiggins, Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain and
Michael Daly Hawkins, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Judge Hawkins
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COUNSEL
Daniel M. Schember, Gaffney & Schember, Washington,
D.C., for the petitioner.
Judith A. Hagley, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Wash-
ington, D.C., for the respondent.
David S. Pennington, Carson City, Nevada, for the intervenor.
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OPINION
HAWKINS, Circuit Judge:
The Association of Civilian Technicians, Silver Barons
Chapter (the "Union") complains that the Nevada Air
National Guard and the Nevada Army National Guard (collec-
tively the "Agency") failed to include a provision in the col-
lective bargaining agreement which would allow union
officers to use "official time" to lobby Congress concerning
working conditions. The Federal Labor Relations Authority
("FLRA") found that the Agency did not have to bargain over
the provision because it was contrar