Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, January 27, 2011

KATU STORY ON CRAZY GUY ON 33 BUS

video

TRIMET TRIES TO STEAL BIKE MONEY FOR LIGHT RAIL

BikePortland.org

ATU 757 PRESIDENT JON HUNT STARTING TO PLAY HARDBALL!

JANUARY 26

January 26 from al m on Vimeo.

GUY GOES NUTS ON BUS 33

DISPATCH CALL HERE!

Ken Zatarain responds to my comments on the new safety procedures coming on line

YOU CAN STILL COMMENT HERE!  (MUST HAVE TRINET ACCOUNT) 

Thank you for your comments. You make a lot of good and valid points. Our proposed safety assessment will include some of the things you suggest and fix some of the shortcomings you note. If our safety assessment works well, we'd like to look at using a similar system for yellow cards (scheduling and road conditions) in the future.

Our goals are to:
• ensure that requests don't get lost or misplaced,
• provide the operator a simple form to fill out,
• have a single point of contact from submittal to conclusion (Kimarie Webber), make sure the Operators gets a complete answer,
• have transparency by posting status of all requests on TriNet, and
• have Operations Support (department with Safety staff and Operations Training staff in it) be in charge of conducting the review and recommendation.

We will use an online from (front page of TriNet, no login required) , at least initially, to help ensure all comments get recorded. Paper forms could get lost.
We will acknowledge receipt of the form and have a single point of contact for Operators regarding status of their request (Kimarie Webber). The time needed to come up with a solution and getting the solution done will vary, depending on the severity of the safety condition.
There will be a summary chart available to all on TriNet to track all the safety assessments including status and conclusion.
Will consider using categories such as you suggested once we see what types of comments Operators submit. Intent of these categories is to make it easier for Operators to fill out.
We agree, keep it simple as 1-2-3:
1. Give us your name and badge
2. How you do want us to get back to you
3. Describe you safety concern and, if you have one, your suggested remedy.

SOME GREAT PICTURES OF THE NEW "OLD" WES

POLAR BEAR EXPRESS 1
POLAR BEAR EXPRESS 2

(i wonder how much they spent on this?)

VIDEO COVERAGE OF YESTERDAYS TRIMET BOARD MEETING BY UNION MEMBERS

GARY NELSON SAYS THE TRIMET BOARD DOES NOT CARE ABOUT EMPLOYEES AND MCFARLANE WON'T CALL BACK
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JON HUNT EXPLAINS THAT THE TRIMET MANAGERS ARE ALL NEW AND TRYING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET ON EMPLOYEES BACKS
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EVETTE FARRA SAYS THE TYPE 4 MAX CARS ARE DANGEROUS AND NEED MIRRORS

THE PRESIDENT OF THE TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS THINKS HE IS JOSEF STALIN

THE PRESIDENT OF THE TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS THINKS HE IS JOSEF STALIN from al m on Vimeo.

Portland firefighters union chief arrested for DUII

TRIBUNE

PASSENGERS DEFEND BUS DRIVER!

STORY HERE!