Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yo-Yo wizard on Blue Line Max Train (not my video!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCweaogQCWY

THIS PICTURE CAPTURES THE SOUL OF TRIMET MANAGEMENT TODAY

It's all about the money!

SPEECHLESS

Portland Rising

March and Rally for Jobs and Benefits, No Cuts!

Saturday, April 16 - 12 Noon
Pioneer Square - 6th and SW Broadway

Anita Munn Retirement Ceremony



One of my favorite drivers will be honored at the Center Street bullpen tomorrow afternoon.

I SENT THIS EMAIL TO HARRY

THIS IS A VIDEO THAT I MADE SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

IT IS THE BEST DEMONSTRATION OF THE HAZARD OF DRIVING TRIMET EQUIPMENT I CAN PROVIDE YOU.

HEAT EXHAUSTION, VISORS THAT DO NOT BLOCK THE SUN, MICROPHONES THAT LITERALLY CAN KNOCK YOUR TEETH OUT AND ONLY WORK 1/2 THE TIME.

YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT SAFETY RATHER THAN TALK ABOUT IT?

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE!

AL M

http://youtu.be/g0CKPtCqlKQ

KILLED BY TRANSIT BUS

Woman struck by CTA bus in Lincolnwood - Chicago Breaking News

BUS DRIVERS IN DETROIT CALL IN SICK

Detroit bus service to get back to normal today | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

MBTA

Defense claims driver was aggressor in MBTA bus attack - Roxbury - Your Town - Boston.com
To T drivers, attacks are nothing new - The Boston Globe

LOADS OF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS ON THE BUSES

One of the most common dispatch calls these days, people having behavior problems that have to be removed.

I've always found it curious, I seem to never have any behavior problems that actually require me to ask anybody to leave.

Been over 12 years for me now.

Destroy world economy today and get Xmas bonus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL0VhySHjhk

LETTER TO LUCY SHIPLEY AT HR

Lucy-

I am filing this complaint because I believe I am the target of coordinated harassment on the part of Trimet management who asserts that they have the right to regulate my off duty behavior.

The behavior in question is my recording over the air dispatch communications, a perfectly legal endeavor.
HR 171  prohibits harassment when one is engaging in "lawfully sanctioned behavior". The management is clearly in violation of  this.

They also are ignoring HR 202 which regulates internet posting. The behavior in question is about an internet posting. They have chosen to ignore the scope of the policy which clearly demonstrates a conscious and willful attempt to intimidate me from engaging in a lawfully sanctioned activity.

I hereby charge Trimet management with a willful conspiracy to harass and intimidate me using the threat of termination in an effort to prohibit me from a lawfully sanctioned activity that any citizen of Oregon can perform.

Al Margulies

ATU INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT LARRY HANLEY NAMED TO AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL



Click to read article

Wisconsin previews 2012 chaos

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53080.html

While Obama Touts Compromise with GOP, Progressive Lawmakers Unveil "People’s Budget"

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/14/while_obama_touts_compromise_with_gop

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/14/roundtable_assessing_obamas_budget_plan_state

TriMet Historical Photo Archives are back!

Go check it out here.

This is still Jason's baby, it just has a new (temporary?) home.

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-APRIL 13

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-APRIL 13 from al m on Vimeo.

Streetcar: It’s not easy to move into the future

http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=130274370728522800