Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, June 2, 2012

COME TO THE NEXT BOARD MEETING-ALAN EISENBERG AND MYSELF WILL BE THERE!


This is the most creative item in this years union election

Dispatch updates

June 1-11:32am-7:31pm
June 1/2-11:34pm-1:58pm

Not enough trains

Supervisory reports:

Too bad I missed this

Bus transfer printers are scheduled to be up and running June 17, 2013. The ability to print out durable, legible transfers on buses will help standardize proof of payment between bus and rail. The printers are being manufactured by INIT, which is also the vendor for the new CAD/AVL system. As soon as February 2013, printers should be arriving for field testing.

TRIMET BUDGET CRISIS UPDATE


The headache is about to start

Due to PMLR construction, all modes of northbound traffic will be detoured away from Powell overpass for about a year, starting 6/15/12.

MY PICKS FOR ATU LEADERSHIP

I am no where near as critical as some of our members are of our current president, Jonathan Hunt.
From my point of view Jon has done a pretty decent job leading in the midst  of the world wide attack against union labor. When you watch Jonathan conduct a union meeting you have to respect the man and his abilities. He is a brilliant man no doubt.
The current contract we are working with is a good one, with decent pay and benefits.
Mr Hunt and Mr Heintzman have done an excellent job of negotiating our contracts. I congratulate both of them for the excellent work.
But I cannot wrap my mind around voting for Heitzman/Hunt ticket for one reason, they have been in charge too long.
Mr Heintzman, after his tumultuous tenure at the international, thinks he can just walk in and take over at 757 again?
How can I possibly support that at this point in our history.
We do need a change, and this would be a good time to move in that direction.

BRUCE HANSEN PRESIDENT
With that in mind I support BRUCE HANSEN FOR PRESIDENT. I think that Tom Horton has some excellent ideas and the intelligence to pull off the presidency, but he has no real exposure to current union affairs and I feel that there needs to be some current experience with union affairs.


Mr Hansen has been involved with union affairs and vociferously defended me personally while I was working at Trimet so I know the man well. He is a man that can be trusted.

MICHAEL CONNER VICE PRESIDENT
The choices for VP are a little more muddled, both Jay Frye and Mike Connor seem well qualified to be Vice President.  But Mr Connor has been part of the union and I remember reading his articles in the labor press and was very impressed by this man. Therefore he is my pick for Vice President.



Now the treasurer was somewhat of a quandary.  I was not very happy with the work of our current treasurer. But as time went on I think she started growing into the job. And I was very impressed how she handled being sidelined by Jon. She has been through the school of hard knocks and deserves another term in my opinion. I will be voting for Evette Farra for treasurer.

EVETTE FARRA

BRUCE PEEK DROPS OUT OF RACE FOR VP-ENDORSES MIKE CONNER

Bruce Peek says vote Mike Conner
Michael Connor (left)