Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, February 25, 2011

Remember this chart the next time John Charles of the Cascade Policy Institute attends our meetings




He receives funding from them.






Grevience hearing scheduled for 4:30 next Tuesday! This will b my first grevience since working at Trimet!

HELP CATCH THE DOG SHIT VANDAL!

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/02/friday_commuting_roundup_trime.html

TRIMET NOT 'TRANSPARENT'

Another set of data that is not available on the state transparency website is the spending by Oregon’s “quasi public” agencies. Quasis are agencies that are not directly accountable to the voters or to legislators but were created by government to perform public services. They have the power to raise revenues, but outside of the normal budget process of state government, and they are run by appointed – not elected – boards. They include such agencies as TriMet, the Port of Portland, OHSU and the Portland Development Commission. I recently published a report about quasis, noting that while none of them have their budget data at the state transparency website, many of them have very little budget information on their own website, and none of them provide “checkbook-level” spending information.

http://www.blueoregon.com/2011/02/major-advances-oregon-transparency-and-many-challenges-too/ 

Watts, diversity leader, to retire from TriMet

Ohio State grad Steve!

http://www.topix.com/colleges/ohio-state-university/2011/02/watts-diversity-leader-to-retire-from-trimet

SNOWPOCALYPSE REALITY RADIO

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A BOARD OF DIRECTORS THAT IS NOT SOCK PUPPETS

BUS DRIVING ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS OCCUPATIONS IN AMERICA

Woman arrest after bus driver attack caught on tape

PHOENIX BUS DRIVERS SICK OUT!

STORY HERE!

HUGE CRASH IN TUNNEL

Chain-reaction Lincoln Tunnel bus crash critically injures motorcyclist, injures 52 others - NYPOST.com

VIDEO HERE

SUPPORT WISCONSIN

Dear Al,
The tens of thousands of people gathered at the Wisconsin statehouse have not gone home in nearly two weeks. We've watched them march, chant, sing, and camp out in the statehouse.
Now, what will you do to help them and defend the rights of American workers?
Join the nationwide day of solidarity rallies this Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12 Noon.  Rallies are planned in all 50 states and will bring thousands of people to every statehouse and major city to say NO to the assault on the middle-class.
We will be turning OR into Madison on Saturday as workers, community members, clergy and everyday Americans take a stand for justice.
Sign up for the rally in OR.
Hundreds of TWU members have already sent their messages of support and signed our petition.  If you haven't yet, send your message of solidarity.
Wisconsin is ground zero in the battle to protect the basic right of workers to have a union.  Americans must take a united stand against the anti-worker politicians in states like Ohio and Indiana that are proposing similar legislation that would take away collective bargaining for public workers and eventually all workers.
We might not have the billions of dollars that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's billionaire supporters have, such as the Koch brothers, but we do have people power and know how to mobilize for equality and justice.The voice of working people is starting to win. In Indiana, workers have pressured the state legislature to withdraw some of the most draconian anti-worker legislation and the Democratic State Senators in Wisconsin continue to stay away from the statehouse in order to block the bill.
Join in the movement. Get details on the rally in OR.

It appears the Commissioner Amanda Fritz actually read my letter against joining the Federal Task Force

Thank you for taking the time to send me your own reasoned thoughts in relation to this issue.  I received over 200 emails yesterday in response to the ACLU's Action Alert.  Almost all of them simply copy the same sentences with no added thoughts.  Yours is refreshing.  Thank you for caring enough to send me your own words rather than the 168th copy of the ACLU's.

See also:

 http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?a=338830&c=49233

Thank you for participating in this discussion.

Sincerely,

Amanda


Amanda Fritz

Unbelievable!

All buses are starting service this morning without chains. MAX and WES are operating on regular schedules.

Operators are being poisoned by Trimet equipment!

 An  Operator was transported today at the Tigard Transit Center. She was poisoned by CO2. She is a Powell Operator. The mechanic found a one inch break in the 4" flex tube from the exhaust manifold to the stack. The poor Operator had a head splitting headache, burning eyes and threw up twice. It appears this is happening more and more with our Operators.
A 'spit' of snow, video of TriMet's auto chains in action, and why it was the easiest morning commute of 2011 | OregonLive.com

FINALLY...SOME REALLY IMPORTANT NEWS

DEFIANT LIBYANS REJOICE OVER JUSTIN BIEBER HAIRCUT

IT'S TIME FOR A TRIP TO MADISON MR. PRESIDENT

February Board of Sock Puppets Meeting

Trimet February Board Meeting from al m on Vimeo.

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