TriMet’s top manager confirmed Wednesday that he’s ready to play for all the marbles against his union.
The transit agency is laying the groundwork for a possible law that would allow transit workers to strike,
Neil McFarlane said in an interview. If passed, the change would
reverse a 2007 state law that sends transit labor disputes into binding
arbitration. This is a less public process that, rather than pitting
union and management into a head-to-head battle for the public’s
goodwill, gives the key decisions to state-appointed officials.
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