Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NUMBER 3


portland bus drivers part 2

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MISC TRIMET VIDEO


Jesse's Sermon: God Hates Buses

Boy is this weird!

"PINKMAN" (OR WHY I CANT STAND THE MAX)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4eHM6B3ApA

TRIMET EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF REAL ESTATE

Making Joint Development Work: the Federal, Transit Agency and Business Perspective - YouTube

TRIMET EXECUTIVE OF HISPANIC AFFAIRS

Entendiendo el Presupuesto de TriMet - YouTube

Activists Fight for Transit Equity

THE LUND REPORT

The Road to Hell is Paved with People Who Don't Believe in Road Paving

In this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD I have a long feature on how America's hipster theme park Portland, Oregon, destroyed its infrastructure and jobs base in order to indulge a bizarre obsession with public transportation and other cultural fetishes. Among other things, I noted that the city isn't budgeting for "major road paving" for the next five years.

Why buy new buses, when you can paint the old ones like new?


OH MY GOD!! LEAP DAY SNOWSTORM TO PARALYZE CITY AND AND I'M STUCK IN SUNNY FLORIDA!!


ANOTHER BUS DRIVER GETS BEATEN BEHIND THE WHEEL


SOME CRAZY FACTS BEING POSTED TO PORTLAND A-FOOT

http://portlandafoot.org/2012/02/help-us-visualize-trimets-budget/


1 hour of bus service (adjusted for inflation, 1995-2010) $135

BOJACK STORM CENTER IN ACTIVATION MODE!

Pdx Bus Driver

Male threatening a female on a line 33 at Milwaukee transit with a knife police responding

LEGAL ORGANIZATIONAL CHART


OPERATIONS FLOW CHART


Transit police organizational chart


Community affairs organizational chart


Maintenance organizational chart


ATU Communication sent to the TriMet Board of Directors regarding the Lift Audit

February 28, 2012
 Bruce Warner, Chair
TriMet Board of Directors
4012 SE 17th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97202
 Re: TriMet Lift Audit
Dear Chair Warner,
At the February 22, 2012 TriMet Board of Directors’ Meeting, you indicated that yourself and other Board members were interested in learning more about the 2008 Lift Audit report prepared by Lauka and Associates, Certified Public Accountants.  That was welcome news.  TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, at the same Board meeting, made comments suggesting that TriMet managers were going to come up with their own numbers.  That was not so welcome news.

Corporate Jerks

INFORMATIONAL PICKETS BEING MOVED TO TRIMET ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

ATU 757 will be conducting informational pickets in front of TriMet main headquarters 4012 SE 17th Avenue in starting in APRIL.

The pickets will be held weekends.

TriMet employees are finally reaching the breaking point thanks to Neil Macfarlanes constant bullying in front of public audiences.

Also being discussed  are informational pickets in Salem at the Governors office!

Union busting Macfarlane talks about the wonderfulness of the solar panels

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NozzlPDX - machete girl ...

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GOLD PLATED HEALTH INSURANCE-RIGHT!

I had a dental emergency yesterday.
I ended up losing a day of work and out of pocket $1300 (a paycheck and a half for me) AFTER my crummy Trimet dental insurance.

That was for a root canal and a crown on top of the tooth.

These dentists and doctors are greedy MTHAFKRS....

YOU GOTTA PAY UPFRONT TO GET FIXED.

Dental problems are the unheard of crisis in the sick country of ours.

Nobody can afford it!

WHO'S GETTING PAID $91 AN HOUR

This really is an outrage. A tax funded agency wants a tax payer to pay them for PUBLIC RECORDS?


We are passing the hat to fund this operation. So far we have (1)Steve Fung, (2)Jeff Ackerson, (3)Dan Schenk,(4) Ross Wrede, (5)Rob Halman,(6) Gordon Duncan (7)myself for $70- we need 2 more people willing to put up $10 and then we will move forward on getting the list of all management pensions of $4000/mo or more.
To make a pledge leave a comment with your email address or visit Union Brothers and Sisters1 on Facebook and make your pledge there!

Detroit bus riders threaten to seek federal help if cuts to service aren't reversed

CLICK HERE!

ANOTHER AWARD WINNING COMMENT ON OREGONIAN "FAIRY TALE"



Flatpicker John 
February 28, 2012 at 11:20AM
Transit workers have a much higher rate of heart disease, and blood pressure related illness. (Strokes), skeletal degeneration. and many other illness. This is due to the fact that driving a bus is ranked as one of the highest stress jobs in the world. many studies point this out. The sad truth is that while it may sound outrageous that bus drivers get health care for life after retirement, a large number of them don't live long enough to really tax the system. There is a reason why they fought so hard to get good health care, it is because the job is very unhealthy.

$3 MILLION DOLLAR LAW SUIT FACES TRIMET

CLICK HERE!

WOULD MACFARLANE LIE?


 
  • 1 hour of bus service (adjusted for inflation, 1995-2010) $135
    • fuel $10
    • wage for driver $35
    • fringe benefits for driver $33
    • fuel & tires $11
    • maintenance $22
    • nonvehicle maintenance $9
    • general admin $22
    • other $2
  • 1 hour of MAX service (adjusted for inflation, 1995-2010) $188
    • power $7
    • wage for driver $27
    • benefits for driver $24
    • maintenance $33
    • nonvehicle maintenance $40
    • general admin
  • MEDIA BIAS

    The most commonly discussed forms of bias occur when the media support or attack a particular political party, candidate, or ideology, but other common forms of bias include
    • Advertising bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please advertisers.
    • Corporate bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please corporate owners of media.
    • Mainstream bias, a tendency to report what everyone else is reporting, and to avoid stories that will offend anyone.
    • Sensationalism, bias in favor of the exceptional over the ordinary, giving the impression that rare events, such as airplane crashes, are more common than common events, such as automobile crashes.

    SCREWING BUS PASSENGERS

    Proposed TriMet cuts reduce Parkrose bus service | Mid-county Memo

    WHY DON'T THEY USE THOSE JUNK BUSES AS SHELTERS

    I made that recommendation to Fred Hansen years ago, of course I was ignored:

    AM 1360 KUIK

    TRIMET 'CRIME TRAIN' NEWS

    Violent robbery suspects caught on MAX train cameras | kgw.com Portland

    JON HUNT HAS MY RESPECT

    FOR HAVING THE WISDOM TO STAY AWAY FROM ALL THE PORTLAND MEDIA.

    NO GOOD WILL COME TO PROVIDING AN INTERVIEW WITH ANY OF THEM!