Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lift stuck@jenkins&cedar hills

"TRIMET IS BREAKING THE LAW"

How many times have we heard ATU 757 President JONATHAN HUNT chant that slogan?
Well we now have the second instance where Trimet Management has been determined to be breaking the law.
I wish I had a job where I could break the law, waste millions of dollars,  keep my job, and walk away rich.
Alas, I am a lowly unionized employee, not even deserving of my cost of living increases, paid health care,or basic human dignity.



More to transit workers’ arguments than I realized

Now if we could get some of the anti union in this town to do this:
Click Here for story!

Jack Bogdanski commentary

Hales: Streetcar helps the poor

The phrase "out of touch" is too mild.

ATU 757 PRESIDENT JON HUNT REACTS TO RULING

Ruling by the Oregon Employment Relations Board
Another Bad TriMet Management Decision Will Cost Taxpayers

In a decision that contained blistering comments about the negotiating behavior of TriMet’s management team’s negotiating tactics, the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB), for the third time, ruled against TriMet in an ongoing labor dispute with its union. At the bottom of the dispute is a colossal error made by TriMet negotiators. They failed and/or refused to put a wage offer on the bargaining table. Then they tried to correct that failure at the last minute by proposing a brand-new wage proposal to the interest arbitrator.

ERB rightfully rejected this tactic noting that the timing of TriMet’s first wage proposal “eliminated any chance for the earlier steps in the bargaining process to work.. Such a significant and last-minute change in position demonstrates TriMet’s lack of good faith.” One board member was even more blunt, stating “TriMet does not appear to have learned its lesson.”

READ THE ERB RULING!

HERE!

WE GET OUR(some of it) MONEY BACK FROM THE THIEVES WHO STOLE IT FROM US!

In a Monday press release, the ATU said TriMet must now grant retroactive and future pay increases to all of its members.
“TriMet must increase all unionized employee wages by 3% retroactive to June 1, 2011; by 2.1% increase retroactive to December 1, 2011, and by 2.9% wage increase due on June 1, 2012,” the press release said.
Contacted by the Portland Tribune, TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch said if that is true, the agency is not looking at a $17 million funding shortfall instead of the small $12 million one that would not have included the increases. Fetsch said she had not had to discuss the ruling with TriMet’s labor negotiators, however, and did not know if the ruling could be appealed.

PHOTOGRAPHING FARE EVANDERS?

RTD affixes faces to fare infractions so it can better track repeat offenders - The Denver Post

TRIMET SOCK PUPPETS TO MEET

Trimet news release!

HIT BY LIGHT RAIL

Man hit by light rail in critical condition

HAS ALL THE TRIMET SAFETY NONSENSE DONE ANYTHING TO IMPROVE SAFETY?

According to the data: NO!
There are more accidents happening now than a year ago!

$17 million short?

Again, we see facts that are contrary to what we are being told. This is showing up month after month by the way. The "actual" revenues are higher than the budgeted revenues, which means we are ahead, not behind!

THE REALITY OF WES RIDERSHIP

We all have to suffer through the endless bragging about the WES and it's wonderfulness.
Here is the actual WES ridership figures, as you can see it's leveled out for the most part.

BUS CONTINUES ITS ROLE AS THE WORKHORSE OF TRIMET


RAIL OPERATORS-SEE THIS MAN?

Let him have a ride in the cab with you!

Answers From The Rails | TriMet Diaries

REST IN PEACE DALE ARLT

Who passed away during his shift yesterday at the Rose Quarter

NOZZLNEWS!

The Oregon Bus Project, a political organization, sometimes gets phone calls meant for TriMet, the transit agency in the Portland, Oregon, area. The Bus Project posted a video of this actual call, saying, "Beware the fangs of the 5 ft. long kitty prowling just outside the door..."