Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, March 4, 2011

ATU 757 PRESIDENT JON HUNT RESPONDS TO CHRIS DAY

Dear Brother Day:

I am in receipt of the email you sent to a number of ATU members. In response, I am not going to engage in a he-said-he-said debate. I do note that your email failed to inform the recipients of the following:

1.    The Union offered mediation between yourself and Sister Fox. The Union even went as far as contacting a well-respected mediator, while he was on his vacation, to get his agreement to perform the mediation. Unfortunately, mediation is a voluntary process and both parties did not agree to mediate.
2.    The disputes between you and Ms. Fox have persisted for years. Each of you has charged the other with wrongdoing. Each of you has published those charges of wrongdoing to the Union, distributed them in the workplace and posted them on publically-read internet blogs. The word “charges” was used in its general sense, “To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame.”
3.    The Union NEVER gives a member’s address to another member. Had you asked and, you did not, the Union would have mailed your charges to Sister Fox.

Your most recent charge, which was filed too late for the March membership meeting, will be heard by the membership in April. The person against whom the allegations are being levied, as well as the membership, are entitled to receive all of the material you submitted not just those pages you identified (3 pages out of 7 total). If you do not want the entirety of your submission circulated to Sister Fox and the membership you must withdraw it and re-submit only those pages you do want circulated.

I stand by my letter of February 2, 2011. I believe it is an inappropriate use of my time, the Union’s resources and the memberships’ energy to deal with disputes between members–particularly when we are in the middle of contentious negotiations. Where does it stop? At any one time, we have members involved in personality disputes, divorces, custody battles and other conflicts which involve charges and counter-charges of wrongdoing. The Union cannot and, should not, involve itself in these types of disputes except in the context of providing representation to both parties to insure fairness should the employer elect to involve itself by threatening discipline.

Finally, your dispute with Ms. Fox arose because you both work in the same place. As such, the matter is more appropriately settled by the workplace human resources mechanisms or through a personal lawsuit. And, as stated previously, federal law prohibits the use of union resources to reprimand or punish a member for exercising his or her free speech rights.

Beaverton Civic Theatre's production of 'Bus Stop' opens Friday

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Is it getting warm in here?

I am a very open and public person. Transparency is the only way for the truth to be seen. It is easy for a bully to hide if there are very few witnesses. When things are public the truth has a way of shining through. The “situation” I have created is that I have finally stood up and said enough is enough. I will not stand by and allow you to bully me anymore. Every attack you send towards me I will address very publicly and proudly. Union members are not being asked to take sides against another Union member. I am showing Union members the information I have, how it makes me feel, areas of our constitution and ways they can help. Our members want to make sure that all Union members have equal rights and privileges. All I am doing is presenting information and demonstrating that each member is able to stand tall and proud without worrying about being bullied.

GOING BACK TO TRUE UNION VALUES-CHRIS DAY

ANOTHER OPERATOR GETTING CRUCIFIED

JOE ROSE ARTICLE HERE
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Colin Maher, TriMet March 04, 2011 at 11:43AM
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We are meeting with the operater about encroaching into bike lanes when someone is riding there. The operator should have held back and waited for the person to clear the bike lane before serving the stop.

Please report any incidents like this to TriMet at 238-RIDE or customerservice@trimet.org and include time, location, direction, line #, 4-digit bus #, and description of operator.

Colin Maher
TriMet
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AltheDriver March 04, 2011 at 12:07PM (AL M)
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Well, not so courteous maybe but lets understand something here:
The bus most likely did that because he/she did not want the bike to go between the bus and the curb as the passenger was de-boarding, potentially causing a collision between bike and person.
Most bicyclists go around buses on the left in this situation.
I vote NOT GUILTY due to extenuating circumstances!

Wisconsin Protesters Leave Capitol After Judge's Ruling

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SOPing an intersection

DON'T MISS THE PEOPLES COURT CASE-COMING SOON, TO A TV SET NEAR YOU!

Watch as both Ellen Fox and I embarrass ourselves!
While I and some of my closest pals know the actual date, The rest of you have to figure it out by yourselves!

HR CONCLUDES ITS INVESTIGATION INTO ELLEN FOX'S COMPLAINT

ORIGINAL POST HERE!

MESSAGE FROM PEGGY HANSON

I have been tracking the Wisconsin news on your site Al, had to tell you.

Very sorry to learn Josh is leaving TriMet..he is a bright guy and will do well in his next adventure.

Sunshine on the Sound today and our buses are running on time...cannot ask for anything better than that!

Best regards..
Peggy Hanson

DOG SHIT BUS DRIVER SPEAKS!

TriMet feces fugitive caught, charged with wiping poop on bus driver's seat

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Streetcar supporters, critics spar over proposed transit option for Lake Oswego and Portland

http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2011/03/streetcar_supporters_critics_spar_over_proposed_transit_option_for_lake_oswego_and_portland.html

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