Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Larry Hanley calls Jon Hunt a thug!


Larry Hanley
I have asked the officers of Local 587 for a report of the accusations and the names of the accuser, particularly with respect to charges that I am "mobbed up." I will next write a letter to all 587 members who deserve to know the facts.
The...re was also no thuggish behavior at the convention. In fact, for the first time in our history, armed polce were present on the convention floor.
The only thuggish behavior I witnessed was by a continually intoxicated Jon Hunt, at every conference last year.

ONE MILLION DOLLARS SPENT ON ART-NOT ONE CENT GOES TO ANY LOCAL ARTIST

Trimet management keeps touting how they are going to create jobs for locals, but here we see a shining example of how money really gets spent.

Oregon Live
Drunk&disorderly guys at 158th max going west

I fill out my first ever HR complaint!

TRIMET HIRING FOR ALL SORTS OF THINGS!

CLICK HERE!

The joys of public transit!

YouTube - Bus Fight & Cyclist Slams Taxi - In Chicago

PORTLAND IS #1 CITY IN USA FOR TRANSIT---so says this article

 I had originally posted "Trimet" as #1 but in reality it is "Portland", which is believable being a citizen of NW Portland.
Portland has great transit, its the rest of the Trimet district that has crap!

Usnews.com

TRANSIT EXECUTIVES BILKING THE TAXPAYERS

Caltrain CEO is highest paid transit boss in Calif - KION - Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz - News Weather

Rules for riding public transit in Portland

PortlandAfoot

TRIMET IS INTRUDING ON MY RIGHTS OFF THE JOB!

 Then there is a practical concern: Terminating bloggers may result in more damage than retaining them in your control. Bloggers have a lot of passion. Do you really want to give them free time, too? If you are worried about an employee's blogging, imagine what he might say when he has lots of time and anger and nothing to lose!
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Like the laws enacted in a number of states prohibiting employers from regulating certain off-duty activities, the NLRB’s complaint signals that all employers – even those without a unionized workforce – must think carefully when implementing policies that affect employees’ off-duty activities
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"Attempts to regulate personal relationships and off-duty conduct of employees may subject employers to legal exposure. Disciplinary action in response to off-duty behavior that has no direct relationship to the workplace should be avoided or kept to a minimum. To protect themselves in this area, employers must



If an employee is disseminating trade secrets, defamatory comments or is “blogging” on company time or computers, then an employer can probably safely terminate the employee. An employer may also be able to terminate an at-will employee who is bad-mouthing, ridiculing or generally denigrating the company, a boss or, worst of all, the employer’s product. However, the operative word is “may.” Taking adverse action against even at-will employees for blogging on their own time, especially when those blogs are not defamatory or do not implicate trade secrets, may raise issues involving discrimination, retaliation, and political and free speech. In many cases, your reaction to a blog entry could end up costing you much more than the original blog post ever would have. Aside from these issues, monitoring employee’s blogs also gets into the thorny area of controlling what the employee does on his or her own time.




SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

FUNKHOUSER,VERGOSEN,LIEMAN&DUNN
INTERACTIVE BUSINESS NETWORK
LINKEDIN

AND LOTS LOTS MORE LEGAL REFERENCE ON THIS TOPIC!

The Beav

Beaver Journal » Trimet looking for a few good men and women!

NEW GUY IN TRANSPORTATION DEPT AT PORTLAND

Tom Miller, Portland's new Transportation Bureau director, focuses on sustainability | OregonLive.com

Bells are ringing for Max Faqs expert Camelopardalis

MAX FAQS BLOG HERE!

February 7

February 7 from al m on Vimeo.

CHRIS DAY

Going Back to TRUE Union Values: Is it about me or the membership?

Station agent Janet picture of the day

FAKERS

FAKING BUS INJURIES

NEWS REPORT ON THE HORSES ON THE BUS

HORSES ON TRIMET?

GUESS WHO SHOWED UP AT THE UNION MEETING

JOHN NATIONS GETS 30 DAYS SUSPENSION

The following is an editorial by Erik Halstead regarding the accident that operator Nations was involved with that has now cost him a very long suspension:

$10 says this ticket will be thrown out.
TriMet Operator was proceeding legally on S.W. 6th, had to make a left turn. Operator determined he could not safely make the turn from the left lane due to the size of the vehicle, and thus used (without conflict to other vehicles, which would simply be other TriMet vehicles in this case as the center lane is a restricted lane).
Had the Operator not used both lanes, he would have climbed onto the sidewalk putting pedestrians at grave risk due to the size of the vehicle and/or collided with a stopped light rail train on Morrison. Further, there are no prohibitions on left turns by oversized vehicles at this intersection.
At the end of the day, it was not the actions of the Operator that caused the collision. Given the choice of two evils, he chose the evil that would have prevented possible injury to pedestrians standing on the street corner waiting for the walk signal that could have been clipped by the size of the vehicle. It was the actions of a bicyclist who disobeyed a traffic control device and failed to yield right-of-way to the bus which was proceeding legally through the intersection that caused the collision.
Ultimately, this is just another example of TriMet Management making boneheaded decisions to route buses on short notice without thinking about their actions, and using low level Operators as the fall guy instead of the General Manager owning up to the routing being the issue. In Germany, for example, every Autobahn has pre-determined, and permanently signed, detour routes in the event of an Autobahn closure. If the Autobahn is closed, you simply use the next exit and follow permanently installed signs that route you to the next on-ramp. If that ramp is closed, you keep following the detours. TriMet ought to have pre-determined detour routes for each bus route and MAX shuttle, including designated safe turn locations. It's not that difficult to do. TriMet Operators should not be the fall guy because some Supervisor didn't do their job correctly.  

 BIKE PORTLAND ARTICLE ON THE CASE
BIKE PORTLAND ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THIS CRASH 

NOW WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM ME?