Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Public Workers Face More Upside Down Politics | Labor Notes

“We can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves and taxpayers who foot the bills are the have-nots,” crowed Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s newly elected governor, in a recent speech.
Forget about the fact that it was out-of-control bankers and greedy CEOs—the real haves in this country—who derailed the economy three years ago.
Walker and his ilk are treating public sector workers like America’s Most Wanted, letting the corporate class slide out of the limelight and get back to fattening their bank accounts.

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While Egyptians Take To The Streets, Americans Accept Their Enslavement

PRISON PLANET

MAX FAQS ON THE DEATH TODAY BY LIGHT RAIL

Safety redux | MAX FAQs

Jack Bogdanski covering the real news

How a troubled life ended
Wheeler stumbles in ethics probe
I can't even look any more
Your gas tax at work: a "green" palace for bureaucrats
The latest from Dave Hunt: the finger
City says leaf tax raked in $335,000
Step 1: Find the IRS
Port guy: No coal through Hayden Island

MARY FETCH DOES KXL RADIO

AUDIO HERE!

IT ALL GOES BACK IN THE BOX

DEDICATED TO MY PAL TIMOTHY WHO IS NOW IN THE ARMY-A BLAST FROM THE PAST

GREAT QUOTES

Dan Schenck Another way of divorcing responsibility from authority. Authority stays at the top, and responsibility remains at the bottom.

Better make a law against texting and walking too!

YouTube - Texting And Walking FAIL

Transit buses killing people all over the place too!

CBC News - Toronto - TTC bus hits, kills pedestrian

People getting killed by trains all over the place!

Plainfield man is critical after stepping in front of NJ Transit train | NJ.com

HARRISON HUT GETS HIS NEW ID CARD

FORGET TRANSIT-STREETCARS ARE AMERIKAS FUTURE

Streetcar Projects Advance Nationwide Thanks to Local Initiative « The Transport Politic

HOMELESS MAN KILLED BY TRANSIT BUS

San Jose: Homeless man walking in traffic killed by bus along busy East Capitol Expressway. - San Jose Mercury News

BONUSES? JEEZ....TRIMET NEVER EVER GAVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS!

Muni workers may not get annual bonuses this year - San Jose Mercury News

MAN HITS HIS HEAD ON BUS-DIES

Man Who Banged Head in Bus Friday Dies - Fairfield, CT Patch

WOMAN UNDER MAX TRAIN DEAD!

The woman caught beneath a Yellow Line MAX train Friday night as it was leaving the TriMet station at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Davis Street has died, TriMet reported Saturday morning.

Officials are not releasing her name pending notification of family.

The woman slid beneath the northbound train about 9:20 p.m. Friday after her cane made contact with the train as it pulled into the station, throwing her off balance, TriMet said. She reportedly fell between the two ends of of the train's cars.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded, extricated the woman and transported her to OHSU Hospital.

January 28

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Bus news from around the world

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS

BUS DRIVING THE MOST STRESSFUL JOB IN THE WORLD

Bus Driver Appreciation Day: A fitting tribute to one of the most stressful jobs in the world. - By Tom Vanderbilt - Slate Magazine

TRIMET NOT ON THIS LIST OF BEST TRANSIT SYSTEMS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

JUDGE REFUSES TO HALT LIGHT RAIL

Judge criticizes light-rail planning, but won't halt it | StarTribune.com

IN THE CROSSWALK AND HIT

CCT bus driver charged in accident that severed woman's leg  | ajc.com

TARGET THE BAD DRIVERS, NOT ALL THE DRIVERS!

Muni drivers can stay employed despite accidents | Katie Worth | Transportation | San Francisco Examiner

TRANSIT EXECUTIVES GONE WILD

Bus agency’s finances in turmoil - The Daily Astorian: Free

THE WAR AGAINST BUS DRIVERS

TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting? - Point of View

WOMAN DROPS CANE AND FALLS UNDER MAX

OREGON LIVE
KPTV

IN THE MATTER OF TRACY JONES

Bus driver pleads guilty

THE JIM STENGER INTERVIEW


ELLEN FOX ADMITS IMPERSONATIONS TO INTIMIDATE CHRIS DAY

ELLEN FOX WATCH

NEXUS FOR JERSEY COMES UP WITH HIS OWN TRANSIT PLANS

Tri-Met Long Term Transit plans and my proposals -- 2040 plan - Portland - Oregon (OR) - City-Data Forum

MARY FESTCH ON KXL RADIO

AUDIO UPDATE: Woman Hit By Max Train - NewsRadio 750 KXL

THE WAR RAGES AGAINST BUS DRIVERS WORLDWIDE

TTC to passengers: Don’t snap texting drivers - thestar.com

SPOTTED IN SUNSET MAG

I wonder who wrote this? The word "seamless" seems quite familiar doesn't it!

WTF IS THIS?

We have just learned that TriMet is requesting Union members in various positions to sign confidentiality agreements that could result in termination. The Union suggests that you sign this agreement and put "under protest" in parenthesis after your name. Please send a copy of this to the Union office. This is a change to the status quo and therefore we have sent a demand to bargain notice to TriMet.
ALAN EISENBERG COMMENTARY HERE!