Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, December 10, 2010

TRIMET NEWS REPORTS

No one injured when TriMet WES train hits car in Tualatin
WES train hits car on tracks
Metro task force agrees to take "light rail model" in active transportation ...
Parents of Pedestrians Killed by Bus Sue TriMet for $30 Million ...
Milwaukie's incoming city councilors support light rail
Portland Transport: The Hidden Leak in TriMet's Payroll Tax

DECEMBER 2010 TRIMET BOARD MEETING

December 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING from al m on Vimeo.

MEETING CANCELLED-FOR NOW

Apparently they don't have any drivers to replace me right now so the meeting is canceled.
I don't know what any of it means, I guess I just better be more aware of my surroundings when I am running that video camera at work.

WHAT NEXT?

It turns out our union leadership has not been completely honest with us about the way we have all ended up in the current mess.

What was represented as a "sneak attack" by the current general manager of Trimet was in reality a plan that was in motion back in 2009 (documents here).

This still does not make the actions"right" or "just" on the part of the management, but we all are at least entitled to know the true facts regarding our situation.

Obviously this makes a picket at the general managers house somewhat absurd, since it was indeed Fred Hansen himself that informed Jon Hunt about the consequences of protracted negotiations.

It all makes perfect sense, Fred did indeed give Neil the mess while he took his millions, his self made fame and headed out of town to bask in his self made glory.

If we want to picket, it should be Fred's house not Neils. (Fred is not home of course!)

So what do we do next? I really don't have an answer but it seems that we find ourselves in an impossible situation currently.

We apparently can't trust our union leadership to give us the accurate information and obviously we can't put our faith in the management to see to our best interests.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
Confucius

SHIT STILL HITTING THE FAN IN EUROPE!

Greek strikes to intensify amid labor shakeup - Bloomberg

DOES WES REALLY 'WORK'?

TriMet: WES Service Update: Two trips provided by bus

BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

NY school bus driver fired for leaving boy on bus
Bomb materials found on Kenyan bus

No Injuries In School Bus Crash

MTA board approves bus -only lanes on Wilshire Boulevard — with an exception

Delivery truck collides with school bus in west Charlotte

Bay County School Bus Involved in Accident

Vigil to be held for victims of school bus wreck

9-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped On Way To Local School Bus Stop

Trial delayed for bus driver charged after fatal crash at school

Wilshire Bus Line Likely Closer Than 'Subway To The Sea' « CBS Los ...

News : Bus drivers face challenges : The Daily News , Bogalusa, LA

MTA Bus Driver: Woman Attacked Me For Driving Too Slow « CBS New ...

God's Message Follows Ft. Worth Atheist Bus Ads - US - CBN News ...

Brevard School Bus Driver Charged with Careless Driving | West ...

School bus accident in Gettysburg - CBS 21 News - Breaking news ...

Chile bus crash kills 19

2 seriously hurt in BC bus accident

Greyhound removed cell phone from bus accident scene

CHP to Recreate Greyhound Bus Accident

Transit riders' tax break may shrink

NJ Transit to rehab electric rail cars

Victoria council backs rapid transit along Douglas Street

Mayors should make a decision on transit funding, says Bond

Dover Transit Hub ready for commuters

Bayonne to hold emergency drill at Eighth Avenue Light Rail Station

Tax deal extends tax break for transit commuters (AP) | www ...

WES train damaged in crash

TRIBUNE
TriMet WES train hits car, disrupts service between Wilsonville ...

NEIL MCFARLANE INNOCENT!

The evidence is conclusive that Neil McFarlane had nothing to do with this move to increase health care costs and the union had been informed of this in 2009.

Letters between Fred and Jon Hunt are here! 


MTA Bus Driver: Woman Attacked Me For Driving Too Slow

CBS NEW YORK

MAX FAQs

System change

Romania about to be cut off!

To Members of the International Executive Board, Local Union Officers and Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you regarding the relationship between the ATU and the ATU Romanian Council.  Our relationship with the ATU International first began in 1997 and has been a useful and fruitful partnership for our members from Romania, and I hope for yours as well.

We received a letter from ATU International President, Larry Hanley dated October 15, 2010 in which we were informed about the decision to suspend the financial assistance provided to the ATU Romanian Council, pending a final decision about continuing support in the near future.  We understand that the ATU International Executive Board will have a meeting next week, and they will decide on this question.

Let me say, that regardless of the Board’s decision, we are very thankful to the ATU for the past support, both experience and financial, that has been provided to us.  Without it, the creation and continuation of the ATU Romanian Council would not have been possible.  We have learned a great deal from the ATU experiences in Canada and the United States, and we believe that all transport workers in Romania are better off because of it.

I would like to let you know that regardless the decision of the ATU International Executive Board we will continue our relationships with those who are willing to do it.


With solidarity and fraternity,

Ion RADOI
President
ATU Romanian Council

The beauty of rail!

TriMet WES train hits car, disrupts service between Wilsonville and Tigard | OregonLive.com

DECEMBER 9TH RANT

PART 1 HERE!
PART 2 HERE!

Some Trimet employees not happy about going to Mcfarlanes house

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpDLn9HXWz4

DECEMBER BOARD MEETING

All my videos that are long are listed on my vimeo account which at the moment is deactivated for public viewing.

Unfortunately all the board meetings are on that account so they will not be visible until I know the outcome of my investigation.

I'm sure Jason Mchuff will get his copies of the board meeting up eventually.

Vancouver BC Translink Trolley Bus floating around Seattle

punkrawker blogs on

CAMERON JOHNSON DESCRIBES HOW MANY TRIMET RIDERS FEEL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjf5TBVuBKs

JEFF ASCH DESCRIBES THE PROBLEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFaxFQkpQPw

I SUPPORT THE UNION MOVEMENT

DAN CHRISTENSEN RETURNS!

Trimet Confidential -

Mr. Why: Tri Met's Paid Blogger

VICTORIA TAFT

Another episode of 'As the TriMet Turns': The union plans to picket the GM's house, while the board cuts a kid's mic

JOE ROSE