This Court overturns an order of the Authority where it is arbitrary, whimsical, an abuse of discretion or otherwise contrary to the law. BOP I, 654 F.3d to 94 (Citation Nat`l Treasury Emps. Union v. FLRA, 452 F.3d 793, 796 (D.C. Cir 2006); See also 5 U.C 7123 (c) (2012). „Whether a subject is covered by an existing agreement is a question of law.“ Nat`l Treasury Emps. Union, 452 F.3d to 797. The Local Prison Council C-33, a department of the American Federation of Government Employees, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice on behalf of the Department of Justice`s 122 federal institutions. The union stated that BOP had violated the master`s collective agreement, several unfair labor rules and equivalent labour standards, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It therefore targets „all available relief.“ The Authority`s decision was also based on the 2010 transaction agreement, under which the parties held several negotiating meetings between February 3 and June 17, 2011, met again on December 1, 2011 and May 29, 2012 and finally ended in August 2012, more than a year after the May I edition.
The Authority`s decision states that it has previously „refused to find an issue under a collective agreement in which the agreement specifically envisages negotiations to resolve the issue.“ U.S. Dep`t of Justice, 69 F.L.R.A. to 450. The Authority incorrectly cited cases where collective agreements were to be negotiated in certain circumstances, see Section 450 n.43 (referring to the U.S. Dep`t of Justice, 68 F.L.R.A. 580, 582 (2015) to conclude that „the clear language of the parties` transaction contract is consistent with this requirement.“ Id. (adding). In other words, the master contract includes consolidated rolling tables, according to the Authority, because the parties have agreed to continue negotiations in the transaction agreement. That is a fallacious argument. BOP I applied the principles of the Department of the Navy to the same article of the master agreement referred to here.
The Authority concluded that, although the standard was not incriminated, it violated section 18, point (d) procedures for the wording of the „mission critical“ working tables, but the standard does not fall under section 18, d), since the section applies only to the procedure and has not „referred to the effects of the elimination of certain positions.“ BOP I, 654 F.3d to 94 (changes in the original). We rejected this conclusion and found that „[d] it made a mistake to the Authority in that it conducted negotiated procedures such as those covered by Section 18, cannot cover decisions on the merits. This is precisely what Law 7106 of the statute. Id. to 96 (referring to Dep`t of the Navy, 962 F.2d at 50, 61-62). Indeed: „Because the parties have reached an agreement on how and when management would exercise its right to the assignment of work, the implementation of these procedures and the consequences that result from them do not lead to another obligation to negotiate. Article 18 therefore covers and prejudges the challenges of all the specific outcomes of the awarding process. Id. 2. The Union, a labour organisation within the meaning of Article 7103 A.4 of the statute, is an agent of the Council representing the staff of the tariff units at the FCC in Petersburg.
The Council and the Federal Bureau of Prisons are parties to a collective agreement known as Masteragrement.  ID. At the signing, Director Samuels explained that this collective agreement belongs to us to all those who work for the Agency. It took us many years to grow, but we resisted and produced something we can all be proud of. The CPL`s national president, Mr. Young, said it was an important step for all of us who had been in manufacturing for a long time.