It takes 18 years of full time seniority to get an am straight at merlo.
The Reed group is screwing drivers left and right, the company allows the screw ups and takes no responsibility.
Willie Moore and Hazel Lavalee both got the hell out of here. (retired)
If you get mail from a manager and don't quite understand what they are up to call your union rep.
Ron Heinzman helped in an arbitration hearing and the union rep was impressed.
The new SIP policy is BULLSHIT.
If you get spit on make sure you call dispatch and say its an assault and you want the police. You can go get tested for various diseases if you want.
The picnic is coming up, lots of prizes.
Don't let the extra board work you to death.
Reed group is fucking people over.
Drivers are dying.
Nobody is bothering to tell any Center St employees about what the hell will be happening to the parking lot.
Maintenance employees better show up on time for the sign up.
If your using sick time make sure you check into FEMLA/OFLA to protect your rights from the company that preaches safety but then fires you if you don't come to work because your sick.
Somebody who is working here is a theif and stealing stuff from mechanics tool boxes.
Trimet has phased out the bus cleaner program and the "bobble heads" on the board of directors don't have a clue.
Trimet managers say "vinyl seats" will solve the problem, but doesn't bother to address the current problem.
It's very sad to lose Misty (supervisor)
7 new grievances for supervisors/station agents etc.
Still battling the fare inspection letter of understanding from 2008.
All the laid off road supervisors have been rehired.
Schedule and service planning staff is still laid off however and we are understaffed at customer service.
If you get hurt on the job FILE A WORK COMP CLAIM! Contact the union office with the name of your attorney or call the office if you need a referral.
A 'yard service supervisor' has been hired for Powell maintenance. How does that help the front line worker? Who knows. It continues the Trimet practice of "if there is an issue, throw a manager at the problem' model.
Two pre-filings in LRV repair, six step 2 hearings, two were resolved and 4 will go to step three.
There were four step 3 hearings, 2 were resolved and two will go on to step 4. (light rail repair division)
Trimet is responsible for providing a current copy of our contract to each person who requests it, they don't bother to do it.
This year the managment decided to save money by not allowing drivers to use air conditioned buses when possible but the administration building is so cold that people have to wear winter coats!
Members have been turning in other members for cell phone use (pathetic).
If they are ignoring your repair requests contact the union rep to investigate.