Wednesday, November 28, 2012
THE PIGS THAT RUN TRIMET
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TriMet Continues to Resist Open Negotiations
The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents the area’s transit workers, is continuing to stand firm on its statutory right to conduct negotiations that are open to the press and the public. TriMet’s executive director of labor relations, Randy Stedman, is continuing to refuse full access.(a known union buster who brags about it on his website)
A last minute wrinkle is that TriMet now wants a list of all union-side participants and wants these people screened by TriMet’s security guard.(why would you even show up under those terms) Additionally, Stedman changed his position somewhat with regard to the press. He states that he will allow a few members of the press(the corporate press which is bought and paid for by Trimet) to attend but only those TriMet considers “bona fide.”(there is only one thing to say about that, F'K YOU STEADMAN)
“Randy Stedman’s response is disappointing. To keep the public and our members out, he’s relying on a 1976 court case about a totally different situation.(f'k his court case, let him take you to court) And that case was decided before the 2005 changes to the statute,” said union president Bruce Hansen. The case referenced by Stedman involves a different statute, cites words that do not appear in 192.660(3) and is about the press seeking access to an executive session that both the employer and the union did not want the press to attend.
The transit workers’ union, however, wants public negotiations. “We continue to believe that open access to the process is in the best interest of our community and the workers who provide the community with transit services. We are talking about public monies and a public service so members of the public deserve a seat in the room as do the people who serve them,” Hansen stated.
See attached correspondence.
MY ADVICE TO BRUCE HANSEN-DO NOT ATTEND THESE MEETINGS-EDUCATE THE BUS DRIVERS AS TO WHAT EXACTLY THESE MONSTERS WHO CALL THEMSELVES EXECUTIVES ARE DOING. GET THESE BUS DRIVERS/RAIL OPERATORS TO STOP DOING DOING BUS TRADES-FILLS-AND WORKING RDO'S. ITS THE BUS/RAIL OPERATORS THAT ARE ALLOWING THE COMPANY TO SHIT ON US