The respondent is an agency within the meaning of section 7103 A, point 3), of the statute. Mr. Stip. The American Federation of Government Employees, Council of Prison Locals 33, AFL-CIO (Council), is the exclusive representative of a national staff negotiation unit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Id. 2. The Union, a labour organisation within the meaning of Article 7103 A.4) of the statute, is an agent of the Council for the purpose of 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. During the signing, Director Samuels stated that this collective agreement belongs to us to all those who work for the Office. It took us many years to grow, but we stood firm and produced something we can all be proud of. National CPL President Young said this is an important milestone for all of us who have been a long time in manufacturing.
I have three questions. Firstly, if the Union has identified a particular need for requested information. The EU`s request was long and detailed (although repeated) and indicated that it would use the necessary information to prove treaty violations in two specific complaints for arbitration. In addition, the Union stated that it was reviewing similar complaints from staff in other bargaining units and therefore needed information from all bargaining units to demonstrate at conciliation hearings that the Agency applied its performance standards differently and unfairly in violation of the collective agreement. In addition, the Union has demonstrated that it needs information worth two years to prove that the Agency has committed wrongdoing. As the Union had explained in detail the need for information requested, it found a particular need. Other participants included the executive staff of the Bureau of Prisons, the Executive Council of the Council of Prisons; J. David Cox, National President, AFGE; Eugene Hudson, Jr., National Secretary-Treasurer, AFGE; David Borer, General Counsel, AFGE; and Augusta Thomas, National Vice-President for Women and Fair Practices, AFGE. The signing ceremony was given by videoconference to senior officials and union officials in all prison offices. In its request for information, the Union argued that it was justified by the provisions of Status 7114, Point b) (4). Initially, the Union found that the information requested was generally maintained, that it was adequately available and that it did not constitute collective bargaining advice, advice, advice or training.
Jt. Ex. 8 to 1. (BOP) – Press release Today, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr., and Eric O. Young, National President of the Council of Prisons (CPL), signed a new collective agreement (often called the Master Agreement) between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Council of Local Government Employees (AFGE) with 17 others. The ceremony, which took place at BOP headquarters, recalled the first master`s degree signed in more than 16 years. The Agency rejected the request and argued that the information was not adequately available and that the Union had not identified any particular need for information.