Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The road supervisor driving this vehicle was T-boned

If you want workers rights move to South Africa

American workers are screwed.  If you want workers’ rights – move to South Africa.  Wal Mart just inked a new deal to open up stores across South Africa – but in order to get the deal done – Wal Mart had to make some concessions –honoring union contracts among workers.  And it’s not only in South Africa – Wal Mart lets workers unionize all over the world in Brazil – Argentina – China – and the United Kingdom – everywhere except…here in the United States. 
In America – Wal Mart is considered one of the fiercest opponents of unionization – spending millions of dollars to defeat pro-union legislation in Congress – and resorting to underhanded tactics to kill off any organizing attempts among its American workforce. 
Since America embraced so-called Free Trade – American workers have seen their wages and rights collapse.

Chris Parker Update

Went down to see how Chris was doing today.
I was denied access because I was wearing a sweatshirt without a t-shirt underneath. 
I had to go down to Ross and buy myself a T-shirt which I wore over my sweatshirt, completely ridiculous.

Sitting in the main room looking at the different people all of whom are waiting to see somebody they know in custody is a very strange experience. 
Behind the glass sit the deputies, one mans the window were you bring the bail, the other where you request a visit.

Czechs say "fuck your court"

Czech transportation workers will hold a one-day strike on June 16 after a Prague court ruled they couldn’t hold a work stoppage today, union representatives said. 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-12/czech-transportation-unions-change-date-for-strike-to-june-16.html 

(Europeans are fighters, Americans are yellow.)

Trimet supervisor gets T-Boned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zPwOhPSzPw&feature=youtu.be

Trimet passenger attacks her kids and another Trimet passenger, and gets away with it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5gGn8NZIwI

Trimet general managers says we are getting new buses

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/trimet-general-managers-says-we-are-getting-new-buses

What I found on my morning bus inspection




You can tell it was a big weekend on TriMet.

Guess the layover site



You are one for one Al.Can you be two for two?

Photo's

http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/06/10/photos-streetcar-work-in-northwest-portland/

Cool Trimet movie

YouTube - 17 to saint johns (speed up)

More crazies on the pride of portland-the max!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr9rHfOX0N4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk35-x0qrdQ

Insane hypocracy

YouTube - Don't Tweet Your Meat! Anthony Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Ignorant bus drivers causing passengers trauma

From a rider:Are bus ops not allowed to sell transfers to max riders who dont want to use the ticket machines anymore? I was just told that by 2001.

More 'privatization' of pubic bus services

http://online.wsj.com/article/APe05e2ba5558946d2a3b5be1da7f41fb7.html

("Privatization" only means one thing, always, less wages and benefits for the people providing the service)

Layover




Guess the Layover Location