Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, January 14, 2012

TERRY PELLEGRIN'S 5 STAR PRODUCTION OF XMAS AT MERLO GARAGE

REMEMBERING THE GOOD OLD DAYS


RAMPANT LION

Campaign songs
 "TriMet workers don't count."
 January Union Meetings
 Lion On Stump
 TALKING POINTS

NY'S MTA WANTS HUGE CONCESSIONS-UNION LEADERS SELL OUT

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) formally presented its concessions demands this week, only days before the contract deadline for some 35,000 bus and subway workers in New York City.

The transit agency is insisting on a three-year wage freeze along with a host of other major concessions. The givebacks include the elimination of the guaranteed 40-hour work week, with the introduction of part-time bus operators. A proposal to approximately double the amount workers pay for their health care coverage would be the equivalent of a huge pay cut.

MAYBE TRIMET SHOULD GO TO POLAND TO FIND DRIVERS-LIKE THE BRITISH

Bosses behind new London Routemaster bus fly to Poland to hire drivers after 'turning down Britons' | Mail Online

DIRECTOR BETHEL SAYS THE UNION "WILL BRING TRIMET DOWN"

http://vimeo.com/35070259

ATU 757 HAVING ITS OWN BUDGET PROBLEMS

But informed sources tell us that ATU spent $14,000 for a guy to do the BBQ at the union picnic?
Holy cow, they are as bad as TRIMET management!

YOUTUBE PLAYS FAVORITES

I had my youtube version of that MAX attack movie forcibly removed by Youtube stating that it violated the terms of service showing "shock" videos.
(My Vimeo version is the best anyway)
However, KATU is allowed to show the exact same movie.
It's great to see that sort of favoritism thrown right into our faces isn't it.
One user gets threatened with extinction, the other user gets to do what they want.

ATU 757 VICE PRESIDENT


MACFARLANE BRAGS ABOUT THE 80/20 HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN THAT MANAGMENT HAS

Macfarlane always seems to forget that most of the managers make far more money than most operators, and all the office people work in a controlled environment, basically nine-five. Operators are working all kinds of unhealthy work shifts covering all hours of the day, are exposed to toxins being emitted by the Trimet equipment, and exposed to all sorts of illnesses by being in such close contact with the public at large. In other words, our jobs kill us!
Macfarlane is comparing apples and oranges, people should not be fooled by his rhetoric.


I'd also like people to be aware that all the non union employees are vested after 5 years on the job. Union employees are vested after 10 years. How is that fair?


Macfarlane also likes to brag that he hasn't had pay raise in 4 years! Bus operators haven't had a pay raise in 28 years. The only reason our wages have risen at all is due to cost of living index. We are also now saddled with paying a % of our health care premium...


DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE OF MACFARLANE

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