Good Luck saving what was to be ALL OF OUR FUTURES. I only wish this group would FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUES as much as you do the deceptive love hate relationship between members, EBoard & Management. Once the contract is settled, those relationships will mellow.
ATU members, do not get confused. We are faced with a severe contract crisis. Every Retiree is depending on YOU NOT TO SELL US OUT!!!
We have a contract that says our medical benefits shall remain the same and cost retiress nothing. YET, retirees are paying for some of those benefits out of our retirement pension. Current Employees are paying for it too. You took a 10% pay cut or you made the decision to let your benefits be decreased. We sacrificed dollars in the pension and Road Relief Pay for the last 30 years to SO THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. BUT IT IS.
DO NOT LET IT CONTINUE. You want to retire with nothing to chow for it? DO NOT LET TRI MET COTINUE TO STEAL FROM ITS FORMER AND CURRENT EMPLOYEES. THIS IS THE ISSUE. Elections and hatred will all pass and you will not be any happier if you LOSE THIS BATTLE.
The Agency is stealing your FUTURE from you and you complain about John driving drunk. Get it together.... You FUTURE as an EMPLOYEE and RETIREE are in jeapardy. The biggest item is CONTRACT not ELECTIONS. IF you give away what we worked the last 25 to 30 years to get. You will regret the day you did.