Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, August 26, 2011

ATU Members Resource

For ATU members that have problems finding some information online I am working on some resources that can help make finding some documents easier. Here are three links that I have put together as a start. I hope this helps keeps members current on events with in our union.

http://www.atu757.info/Audits
http://www.atu757.info/LM2s
http://www.atu757.info/Minutes

These are simple links that give you access to some documents to help you stay current if you are not able to make it to a meeting.

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LTD in Eugene now hiring Bus Drivers


Official post

Beaverton Bike and Ride report

NYC Subway shuts down in anticipation of Irene

The subway system cannot operate under conditions that involve sustained winds of more than 39 mph, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the mayor said that Irene is expected to strike the city as a Category 1 hurricane. A storm of that magnitude has winds of at least 74 mph.

Bloomberg said that service may not be restored in time for rush hour on Monday and urged employees to contact their employers about what proper steps they should take for the start of the business week.


http://www.thestreet.com/story/11232170/1/nyc-subways-shutting-at-noon-saturday.html

HERE IT IS FOLKS...TRANSIT CZAR MACFARLANES PLAN

Delivering MORE and BETTER Service TriMet’s Five Year Action Plan

We will build and operate the Total Transit System by delivering MORE SERVICE and BETTER SERVICE to our customers. 

MUNI reacting to transit bus killing

Muni looks at clearing all bus driver route picks

Cold case team launches bus advertising campaign

Cold case team launches bus advertising campaign | OregonLive.com

Somebody needs to do a better job proof reading


Portland Plans for Transit All Powered by Electricity

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/automobiles/portland-plans-for-transit-all-powered-by-electricity.html?_r=1

BART's Cell-Service Cuts

One member of the public asked the board, "Can you imagine what the police forces of our country would do with the power to shut down cell phone service at will?"
"That for me is the great concern," says Harold Feld, Legal Director for Public Knowledge, a DC based public interest group focused on digital technology. "It does not seem to have occurred to them that they were messing with the phone system."

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/barts-cell-service-cuts-not-egypt-but-not-quite-america-either/244161/

TRIMET DRIVER BUSTED FOR TAKING DRINK OF WATER AT A STOP

The insanity continues at our lovely company.
One of our best drivers Jerry W***** was photo'd as he took a drink of water while the bus was stopped.
The person who submitted the photo to our (mis)management stated:
This operator was putting my family in danger.

Disgraceful how much this workplace has become violently hostile to its drivers.

New York City Faces Evacuation Orders as Transit Shutdown Looms

NYC Orders Evacuations, Transit to Shut - Bloomberg

WANT INFO ON OUR UNIONS FINANCES?

ATU757 LM2's

THE "CLASS"

I will be finally seeing for myself the truth about the CERTIFICATION class come next Monday! I can't wait to go to be honest. And I will bring back as much about it as I can. Obviously they won't let me video anything, this company has lapsed into total paranoia with the advent of the Macrfarlane administration. But I will be getting the LO-DOWN on this story and you know I will not hold anything back! So far the strangest thing I have heard about the class is the DRIVING TEST! It's actually funny, they want us to pass a DRIVING TEST! Jeez Trimet, don't ya think its a little late to be testing our driving skills, some of us (actually a lot of us) have been driving 10 years and up already! Then there is some controversy over the paper work we are 'forced' to sign. I'll see what that is all about for myself.

88% of Americans say congress doing lousy job

First Read - Congress: Just 12% approve

2 Portlanders among those arrested at BART protests

SFPD releases BART protesters' names, cities

The land of the "free" is becoming the land of despair

On the Golden Gate Bridge, a Year of Rising Suicides - NYTimes.com

U.S. rail boosters are missing the bus

Now across my laptop comes news of another area in which private sector actors have overtaken government. Again an older technology has been improved and adapted to fill a need, while government dithers. The old technology in this case is buses.
While the Obama administration has been desperately seeking to spend $53 billion on so-called high-speed rail lines, private businessmen have developed Chinatown and Megabus lines that provide intercity service that has attracted legions of price-conscious travelers.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/2011_0826us_rail_boosters_are_missing_the_bus/ 

DAVID SALE TALKS TO THE GOVERNOR

http://www.kgw.com/news/Father-of-Tri-Met-accident-victim-meets-with-Governor-128427613.html

VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 25


WHERE IS OUR UNION HEADED?


Research by Chris Day