FLRA’S FINAL SOLUTION FOR WORKLOAD: HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Pt. 2)
A couple of weeks ago we outlined how FLRA has interpreted about a half-dozen words in the statute to give management rights that take about a hundred words to list. We listed several responses the union should initiate once management passes a certain point exercising its FLRA-bestowed right to dump more and more work on employees until they die of exhaustion. One was that the union can demand to negotiate a system for counting work in a fair and equitable manner to ensure uniformity. The unquestioned intellectual experts, if not geniuses, in counting work are the folks over at the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA). If your union proposed a work count system even one-third as complex at theirs, managers would be “highly motivated” to dole out work more reasonably. So, check out what POPA does if you face an out of control workload problem.