Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Today, Mayor Sam Adams, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith and TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane will meet to determine the fate of Trimet’s YouthPass program, which allows Portland Public Schools students currently enrolled in high school to ride public transportation for free during the school year.
From the attorney that represents Mr Day:I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I wanted to let you know that I tried to contact Susan Stoner today, which was more difficult than it should have been. Her # listed in the Oregon State Bar directory says it has been disconnected. No one answered the phone all afternoon at ATU’s local # for me to request her #. I finally, found a # listed to her and the voice message said it was hers, but she never called me back. Anyway, I’ll try again tomorrow.
If she answered I was going to introduce myself and tell her how I represent you. I would inform her that Jonathan’s actions where in violation of Federal Law, and probably constituted several Oregon civil torts as well. I would then ask her if you are officially barred from union meetings. Depending on how she responded to all of this, I would either request a meeting to internally work this out or tell her we will pursue your legal rights formally. So like I said, when I actually get to speak to an authority figure over there that is basically what I will say. If too much time goes by and it appears they are totally ignoring you/us, then we can discuss what the next steps will be.