I know John Charles is rabid anti union blah blah blah.
But I think that he, very pointedly, illustrates the EXACT nature of the problem and he hits the nail on the head insofar as what I have been babbling about since this mess started.
Trimet management wants everybody to give, EXCEPT THE THINGS THEY WANT!
They haven't stop construction, which will create further funding problems down the line.
The haven't stopped issuing debt in the form of bonds.
The executives haven't given a damn thing other than they have had no raise.
They like to compare their health coverage with our coverage, IT DOESN'T WORK! WHY?
BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS THAT KILL THEM!
It's apples to oranges.
Trimet is shoving the cuts down the riders throats and the employees throats.
If Portland is going to be different than anywhere, WE WANT JUSTICE!
EVERYBODY HAS TO GIVE, and the management at this company does not want to give a goddamn thing.
They just want everybody else to give. So far they have gotten away with it because they hold all the power.
But as Clackamas county has shown, there is a rebellion in the air.
YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED TRIMET EXECUTIVES!
Better take your fat pensions and get the hell out of dodge before the crowds come to Center St.
JOHN CHARLES HERE!