Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We should be so lucky







AT BEAVERTON TC

Anybody know what the "transit exchange fund" is?

JON HUNT GETS JAIL TIME!

TriMet union boss gets four days in jail for drunken driving, says he wants to become a role model | OregonLive.com

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Booking Information

Car smashes into MAX gates

car_vs_max_rails.mp4 - YouTube

ARBITRATION DELAYED!

I am sorry to report that interest arbitration to resolve the collective bargaining agreement between TriMet and ATU, which was scheduled for mid-January, 2012, has been delayed until March 14 – 17.  TriMet strenuously opposed the delay.  The January dates had been calendared since May 2011.   
Delaying the arbitration means delaying resolution of the outstanding collective bargaining issues that separate TriMet and ATU. TriMet, its employees, and the public deserve prompt resolution to the outstanding issues of wages, benefits, and working conditions.  From my perspective, wages, benefits, and staffing levels are the most critical element of budgeting for what promises to be a very tough year ahead.
And I know many of you are concerned that TriMet’s fiscal challenges will affect you personally.  For TriMet’s part, I promise you that we will continue to seek prompt and reasonable solutions that protect both TriMet and its employees because we know that the longer the contract remains unresolved, our mutual financial stability remains volatile and unpredictable.
I will keep you informed of our progress.
Neil (McFarlane)

THE CHRIS DAY INCIDENT UPDATE

At last months charter meeting, President Jon Hunt EXPELLED member Chris Day.
Mr Day does have an attorney and he is going through the appropriate steps in getting this resolved.

Solution for suburban gridlock is better transit

In the Portland area transit is drying up in suburban areas, all the transit is geared to Portland. Canada looking a different solutions.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/11/21/f-traffic-congestion-lamb.html

Transit fare is coming to Canby

OregonLive.com

BUS RAPID TRANSIT

Business Line : Industry & Economy / Logistics : Bus Rapid Transport System is key to urban development: Saugata Roy

VLOG FOR MONDAY

ATU 757 JON HUNT GOING TO ROMANIA

Sources have indicated that Jon Hunt is going to Romania, weather members like it or not. Mr Hunt states that the money for this trip is not coming from our dues. (Not verifiable)
Mr Hunt will be there for two weeks and Ron Hientzman is accompanying him along with one other person, at least three people.
After two weeks in Romania he is going to a 'summit' for 5 days and after that he will be going on 'vacation' for an indeterminate amount of time.

HANLEY ENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH ROMANIA

ATU International President Larry Hanley announced that he has ended the ATU’s 13 year affiliation with our counterparts in Romania.  Hanley stated in his opinion, the affiliation was only for travel and party purposes, and that he didn’t see where our International Union was getting “any return” for the $2300 a month financial assistance we were providing our brothers and sisters in Romania.
http://hanleybakerwatch.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/professional-or-vindictive/

Sentencing scheduled for TriMet union boss convicted of DUI

The President of the TriMet driver's union will be sentenced this week for driving under the influence, according to court records.
Last week, a jury found Jonathan Hunt guilty of driving with a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit in Gresham in December of 2010.
Police said Hunt was found asleep behind the wheel at a stoplight and failed a field sobriety test.
The case was previously declared a mistrial last July, according to court documents.
http://www.kptv.com/story/16102320/sentencing-scheduled-for-trimet-union-boss-convicted-of-dui

Man gets 36 days in jail after dumping water on bus driver

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1090410

SCREWING THE TAX PAYERS SO DEVELOPERS CAN CASH IN

How will costs be cut on $458 million Portland to Lake Oswego streetcar project? Portland City Hall roundup | OregonLive.com

Doesn't GUSTAFSUN have some sort of relationship with the 'consultant'  doing the analysis?
More corruption in Portland.

AND THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR BENEFITS

Top beneficiary of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System: Mike Bellotti | OregonLive.com

WOW, I had no idea!

TriMet rules MAX operator at fault in train accident - Koinlocal6.com
TriMet says MAX operator was 'not in control' of train that hit bumper post in North Portland | OregonLive.com
Tri-Met : Operator at fault for MAX crash