Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BRUCE PEEK TAKES OUT FULL PAGE AD ON WILLAMETTE WEEK


Jason Mchuff's picture used at KATU

Concerned about possible TriMet cuts? | Events | Clackamas News

Wanna give Trimet a piece of your mind

TriMet: Budget Public Hearings

TRIMET WANTS $6000 FROM EACH UNION EMPLOYEE

Reader observes:
Al, are there about 2000 ATU members at TriMet?  If so, then if management wants to save 12 million from employee wages and benefits to balance the budget, my math says that they would have to take $6000 per employee to do so.  Fewer members, or a higher cost savings would result in a higher take away from each ATU member.

More transparency at other transit districts

LA Metro lists all its executives compensation amounts.
(as usual, executives raking in the money, of course LA is a BIG MONEY place to be)

ATU GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO LATEST FEDERAL TRANSIT BILL

Washington, DC – The Senate transportation bill sets the right course for transportation policy, giving states more flexibility in how they spend federal money and rejecting privatization provisions says the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in applauding the Senate passage of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).   

Stupid place to discharge a passenger

Twitter / @sp_redelectric: The #trimet culture of saf ...

Michael Levine comments on the 'new' budget proposal

The continued disrespect from TriMet Management!
Last month TriMet increased fares for TriMet’s own “Honored Citizens”, TriMet’s most vulnerable LIFT paratransit customers and now on the table cuts to LIFT service – pay more and get less seemingly TriMet management’s goal…

Next month are we going to be asked to: on top of less service, having to pay more, are we going to be asked to drive the buses?

I for one am tire of supporting Neil McFarlane’s $220,000.00 Salary while receiving less and paying more. In addition, Neil has proven he does not always tell the truth thus is the service cuts and fare increases truly needed or are they so he and the other overpaid management at TriMet can continue receiving their enormous salaries

Alan Eisenberg comments on the new budget proposal


  • And now for Macfarclungs own words---Since then, the ATU delayed the scheduled arbitration date by four more months. No Neil, you violated the contract causing unfair labor practices(you cheated, you lied)and are looking to scapegoat the union for your management team's inabilities to negotiate by the rules and laws of the state and feds.

Trimet ministry of propaganda playing the media and public opinion like a Stradivarius

My comments:
""""In June of 2009 TriMet won Common Sense for Oregon's GOLDEN FLEECE AWARD for having the most expensive employee benefit package in the United States.""""
---->There has never been any evidence presented to back up any of those claims. Even if it WERE TRUE, we make $5.00 an hour LESS than other comparable transit districts. On a 40 hour week that saves Trimet $200 week/$800 a month REDUCING the cost for the 'golden fleece' health care from $1600 (which is what my blue cross through Trimet costs, I've seen the accounting) too $800/month.
It's no surprise that ALL THE MAJOR MEDIA (Including my pal Joe Rose) has chosen to ignore that IMPORTANT FACT.

"LIGHT RAIL IS A TRIMET PONZI SCHEME

Caton wants to expand business opportunities

A NIGHT OUT WITH MY PAL JIMMIE PINKARD (trimet retiree)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpjn37iT6so