Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Applying the Brakes

Portland Mercury

5 years for shooting at bus shelter

Southeast Portland man who fired at a group of people near Wilson High School gets five years in prison | OregonLive.com

Ah the Oregonian Editorial Board

Wheels coming off the bus | OregonLive.com

Interesting

I ran into several managers during this little visit to center street.
It's interesting how much kinship I feel towards them, even though I have had a predominately adversarial relationship with most of them.

Clackamas County Commissioners give OK to TriMet to build part of Trolley Trail

OregonLive.com

At the sign up-part 1

http://youtu.be/Np8wN-2WJ98

Rant on the way to sign up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN_Hkhp_du8

WE LOVE WES TOO!

Due to a switch problem, some WES Commuter Rail trains are experiencing minor delays. Plan extra time for your commute. (this morning)

IT'S TRUE-MARY FESTCH IS A HARD CORE BICYCLIST

http://youtu.be/APVIPxNCJcM

Confusion reigns

Well I attended the sign up and what ended up happening is that I ran into Sandy Guengrich and Jeff Ackerson and the conversation ended up being about the impending arbitration.
And what came out of those conversations is that if we LOSE this arbitration all of the current Trimet employees retirement will be based on $42/mo.
Research provided us with information that explains that the $42/mo was based on 1992 figures. According to a formula that amount has been increased each year since then.
However the sheet we received does not indicate that, which means either there is critical information missing from the union sheet or the company wants everybody to go back down to 1992 levels of pension.
Also I ran into Randy Steadman on the elevator and he told me that option 2 for the union is not an option and the time is up for final offers.
It's in the arbitrators hand, one or the other.
As usual Trimet says white/the union says black.
I didn't hang around for the sign up, I left it in Sandy Guengrich's hands.
I'm not sure if I am going to hang around with all the uncertainty.
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I just got further information that Proves that Mr Steadman was wrong about the final offer two weeks before the final arbitration hearing. Why would he tell me that?
Employment Relations Board OVERVIEW OF OREGON'S PUBLIC EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ACT (PECBA)

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