Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, June 22, 2012

And if you haven't had enough dispatch for one week

You can always listen to these highlights from June 21

Trimet starts attacking its employees again publicly

On it's 'redesigned' website:
Their 'new' website here!

Miracle at Sunset Transit Center

A few months ago,I posted a video of the deplorable conditions at the STC.
It appears the work is finally proceeding for drywall repair,paint and
linoleum replacement.

I confess

When I was an operator at Trimet I held the dispatchers in pretty slim regard.
As a matter of fact I did everything possible to avoid contacting them at all.
Some of them were pretty pushy when I did end up having to talk to them.


But now that I don't work there anymore, and have really starting listening to the scanner regularly, I got to hand to to em.
They do a pretty damn good job, really.
(I don't know how they can handle it hour after hour, it would drive me INSANE)

CLASSIC TWEETS

HOW LONG HAVE TRIMET OPERATORS BEEN SUBJECT TO BULLYING

It started here, with this video, that NOBODY bothered to dispute. Obviously Trimet management was complicit in this production, this is 3 years ago now!

Real lives of Trimet bus operators


The busted gate at btc, now with a flare-wielding supervisor



Unions face need to evolve

And why oh why, many cried, did almost four out of 10 members of union families vote for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker?
(The labor split extends beyond Wisconsin: In a Gallup Poll released last week, 35 percent of union members favored Mitt Romney for president.)

Story Here!

National Transit Workers Assault Conference

http://workersrights.twu.org/post/25657930018/national-transit-workers-assault-conference

Trimet already redesigned the internal website

Now they are redesigning the public website, when it comes to technology nobody will leave anything alone.

  1. First, take a look at the new website prototype here.
  2. Then, send your comments and suggestions to newdesign@trimet.org. Was it easy to use? Did you experience any problems? What could make it better? If you're reporting a problem, please let us know which computer/device and web browser you're using.

WOOPS!

I've never seen a tourist publication critical of Trimet

But when I start seeing buzz words I wonder about some of them
Simply put, this has to be one of the the most seamless airport-to-transit connections in the country: 
 The Transit Tourist: Portland, Ore. | The Source

SOCK PUPPETS MEETING AGAIN!

I don't know if I can handle listening to them after that last catastrophe.
http://trimet.org/meetings/board/index.htm

CLASSIC TWEETS

A COUPLE SUPERVISORY REPORTS


Michael Anderson's take on the Trimet board

Why TriMet board members don’t ride TriMet | Portland Afoot

Trimet Dispatch updates

June 21-11:30am-11:20pm
 June 20/21-11:40pm-11:30am

Trouble at the zoo


Transit union members elect new leadership

NW Labor Press Story

WHAT IS THE 'HOTLINE' AND HOW DO I CALL IT?


THE JUNK THE TRIMET OPERATORS DRIVE


BIG PINK BITES THE DUST


Steve Fung's video of the week


Trimet service cuts and fare increases will definitely increase walking and biking

http://wpcwalks.org/blog/how-trimets-service-cuts-and-fare-increases-affect-walking

This note was sent to a Trimet driver from another driver


(note the driver referred to here is also thinking of leaving)
"I don't know how you maintain such enthusiasm for this job.  You do everything so well.  I can hardly drag myself to the bus each day, and don't feel anywhere nearly as motivated as you."
I feel like telling Rob that I can barely get to work anymore.The thrill is gone as B B King would say.Another driver,Nora, told me yesterday that when she got to sign up,the only straight was an 11 hour run.She is totally demoralized as it has dehumanized her.
I am so tired of bad paddles,dirty buses,old equipment and the ugly attack by the press
and the Fuhrer.Too bad that I have a Dr.Harris coming up soon.