Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"YOU WILL TREAT OUR MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT!

TRIMET VS ANGIE

CASE #1
CASE #2

ITS THE MARY FESTCH SHOW

WANNA GET A SEAT ON THE BOARD?

Governor John Kitzhaber Executive Appointments

ATTENTION ROUTE 20 DRIVERS


TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Five-day lane closure on West Burnside Street begins January 23

(Portland, Ore.) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the right, westbound travel lane will be closed on West Burnside Street between Northwest Uptown Terrace and Northwest MacLeay Boulevard beginning Monday, January 23, through Friday, January 27, all hours and all days. The closure is necessary to remove old trolley tracks and repair the failed road base under the asphalt surface.

The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously and observe all work zone signage.

This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.

PORTLAND TRANSIT CHALLENGE

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PORTLANDIA-THE BIKE EPISODE

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MISSED THIS ONE

NWNW Coffee Klatch: Working with TriMet 

Posted on by Angela


What can neighborhoods do to work with TriMet? What successful projects have been initiated by neighborhoods in the past? Discuss your passion and questions with your neighbors. Space is limited. RSVP to angela@nwnw.org or 503 823-4211.
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 5:00 –  6:00 PM
Place: Cafe Yumm, 1806 SW 6th

RICK VAN BEVERAN'S RESTAURANT HAS BEEN CLOSED!

Reedville Cafe still closed after kitchen fire | OregonLive.com

Public Information Officer at TriMet

CLICK HERE

AND HERE!

SO WHY IS TRIMET PANICKING?

Well the answer is because THEY HAVE ALREADY LOST THE HEALTH CARE RULING!
ELRB HAS RULED that Trimet violated the law with its offer and the health care provisions were thrown out.

So the concept that TRIMET is setting the stage for legislative action, either through a public referendum or action by the legislator is a sound theory.

Reconsideration is HERE! 

New Wrecks in the Bone Yard









The low floor bus was featured,I believe,on our recertification class video.



HELPERS ARE PEOPLE TOO!

my bitch is that too many people, especially in the maintenance dept, being represented by the union, there are some bad apples in the barrel, that spoil it for everyone. there are some fine individuals who really care about their work, and excel at what they do, in all the departments. but we do have some people who do work out in the field and are in direct contact with the public just as much as any driver out there. we at the front lines are the first ones the public sees at times and give us much grief. when i was a helper cleaning platforms, parking lots and bathrooms, we would be the ones called to clean up bio hazards, and some of that is absolutely gross. example: i was called to clean up a pile of defecation someone did on a west bound bench at quatama. many times, it's vomit we have to clean up. as a tech, there are times people pee into the change/ticket tray, guess who gets to clean that up?

TRANSIT SLUETH

Nothing Like Sexy Women on Classic Transit « Transit Sleuth

TRANSIT EMPLOYEES FIGHTING FOR DECENT WAGES AND BENFITS AROUND THE WORLD

Phoenix-area transit union is planning to strike
 Striking York transit union returns to negotiations
 Athens Hit by Transit Strike - WSJ.com
 Bonjour Paris - News: SNCF Transit Strike Notice Filed for ...

CRAZY

  • 7:47 p.m. Transit police reported a disturbance at the Northshore Mall involving an MBTA bus near Lahey Clinic. They said a woman was ramming the bus with her shopping cart. Police said the woman refused to identify herself and the transit officers handled the incident.

TRANSIT UNION IN NYC HAS NO PROBLEM STANDING UP TO MGMT

Transit union open to 1% boost but rejects givebacks  - NY Daily News

ATTACKS ON BUS DRIVERS

According to preliminary reports, the youths disabled a bus shortly before 7 p.m. on the 600 block of East 71st Street by using a shutoff switch on the side of the bus, police said.
The youths then got on the bus and attacked the 26-year-old driver, hitting him in his head and body with their fists, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

 4 charged in attack on CTA bus driver on South Side - chicagotribune.com

Dispatch

Non-employee passenger wearing TriMet clothes; said they came from Goodwill

WHO HAS DECENT HEALTH INSURANCE??

BURGERVILLE!
Under Burgerville's plan, individual hourly workers can enroll in a health-maintenance organization for $15 a month, with no deductible!
As soon as Macfarlane gets his way flipping burgers will be more desirable than driving a bus in Portland Orygon!

KPAM AM RADIO

Tri Met Black on White Beatings: Uh, Portland, We Have a Problem

Good article on driving a bus in the snow

Click Here!
(via jeff welch)