Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, July 23, 2012

DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

If you missed yesterdays dispatch download you can still get it on you tube

Trimet communications center-July 22

DON'T FORGET THE MCFARLANES CHEERLEADERS TO MEET

Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 9 a.m.

Location

City of Portland Building, Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR

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TRIMET'S McFührer

McFührer proclaims ERB award means nothing here!

FTA grants "State of Good Repair" grants, TriMet once again squanders it

Federal Transit Administration

King County Metro making its way to Salem, Oregon

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TriMet would have no problem attracting riders with THIS bus!

eBay link

Party Lounge Transportation

Fun girls!

WOW!!!  (this one is R-rated)


Oakland, California Airport selling 13 year old buses

eBay link

Oakland, California airport selling 13 year old Gillig Advantage buses (made in nearby Hayward, California).

Albany, New York CDTA selling 14 year old buses

Ebay link

Capital District Transit Authority in Albany, New York selling its 14 year old Orion VI buses (also made in upstate New York).

Another bus on eBay

And another one

King County selling 13 year old buses

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King County Metro D60LF in Sound Transit service, purchased in 1999, now for sale.

SEEN ON FACEBOOK-MCFARLANE TRYING TO DRIVE HIS EMPLOYEES INSANE

It has finally occurred to us that Mcfarlanes tactic is to DRIVE ALL OF HIS EMPLOYEES INSANE. And he is succeeding very well ,I hope he is proud of himself.

Anyway here is the best suggestion yet on how to handle this:

Idea!!! It's understood that we do not have the ability to go on strike against our employer. But.. Who says we can't all lay our head in our hands at the same time and have a mass "nervous breakdown" and go out on workmanship comp? Then the next day everyone matches down to the courthouse and sue McF personally for mental anguish. He has caused this for all of us. Our message would ring very clear... And we'd all get paid!!!
UPDATE:
 I'm pretty sure if McF and the board found themselves in a financial position that required representing 1000 or so law suits claiming harassment and mental anguish they'd leave us alone!! I wonder if Trimet and the city would throw them under the bus and make them pay the law bills themselves. 

Damn wouldn't that make great front page press, "Neil McF and cronies claim personal bankruptcy in the wake of 1000 lawsuits lodged by Trimet employees. Side story... Milwaukie Light Rail opening ceremonies are still planned next week!!!" I'd fucking love it!!!!

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McFührer proclaims ERB award means nothing!


Posted by Neil McFarlane at Jul 23, 2012 08:15 AM | Permalink

Late last week, we received an important decision from an Employment Relations Board (ERB) Administrative Law Judge. If you remember, because of financial concerns, TriMet froze cost of living adjustments (COLAs) and passed on increased insurance premiums as of January 1, 2011 for union members while we negotiated a new contract. The ERB ruled TriMet had the right to “freeze” both insurance premiums and COLAs – but because we implemented the freeze in reaction to our belief that the union was engaging in delay tactics and not bargaining at the table in good faith, ERB found in this case that we had implemented the freeze for both lawful financial and unlawful retaliatory reasons.

LONG TIME TRIMET CRONY/INSIDER DICK FEENY BLAMES UNION AND LEGISLATOR FOR ALL TRIMET WOES

Former TriMet official offers insight on labor dispute, arbitration - Catholic Sentinel - Portland, OR

And this is who this man REALLY IS:
. A TriMet lobbyist for 25 years, Feeney worked with the Oregon delegation to secure more than $2 billion in federal light-rail construction funds. Through his efforts and others Portland ranks third in the nation behind only New York and Los Angeles in garnering federal transit-construction dollars. As evidence of his work and the support he enjoys by many, a stop on the new Interstate light rail line has been named in his honor.  SOURCE:HERE!

A long time CRONY of Neil Mcfarlane who has absolutely NO CREDIBILITY in making such pronouncements!

Beaverton man robbed, beaten while walking on Southwest Millikan Way, police say

Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian

SEEN ON FACEBOOK

Fare Inspector insists that 'there is no entrapment involved' in issuing citations:

I'm some one who enforces the fare. Having tvm that don't work make it hard to enforce the fare. If I come across some one who claims a tvm does not work I'll wright them a citation then verify if the tvm is working or not if it is not working I void the citation so no entrapment involved. If their are too many tvm's down in an area I like to go check busses it makes it hard to enforce the fare when I step on a bus and everyone has an all zone ticket this is as bad as down tvm's in my opinion so please give people what they pay for. And on a last note Trimet does now get money for the citations that I write but not very much after the fine gets lowered to $50-$60 and none if they do community service.

OPAL

  • Please join us in the OPAL Office on August 1 for a screening of the film Bus Riders Union. This riveting documentary tells the story of the early years of the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles, an organization that has lead the fight for transit justice in LA and around the country for nearly 20 years. Food will be served starting at 5:30. The screening will begin at 6:00, followed by a discussion of what we can learn from the experiences of the LA Bus Riders Union to further strengthen our own local movement for transit justice!

TRIMET COMM CENTER UPDATE-YOUTUBE VERSION

JULY 22

TRIMET RAIL SUPERVISOR PERFORMS FIT FOR DUTY TEST


OOPS

TTC bus slams into downtown building | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Double-decker London bus reborn as athletic Czech art

REUTERS

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Joe Rose says Trimet fails its customers with social media

Is TriMet still missing the bus when it comes to using social media to communicate with its riders?

A lot of riders seem to think so.

Deborah better hope Trimess doesn't whack her route next

Trimet propaganda blog here!

TRIMET HAS SOLD OUR FUTURE AWAY FOR LIGHT RAIL ADVENTURES

And even if the federal government may legally contribute up to $850 million, it is under no obligation to do so. It routinely provides a lot less. Consider the experience of Tri-Met's Portland-Milwaukie light rail project. For years, Tri-Met planners assumed that the federal government would pay 60 percent of project costs. But when funding allocations were actually made, the feds only paid 50 percent, forcing Tri-Met to come up with $150 million in additional revenue and cost savings. The agency borrowed heavily against future payroll tax revenues, a move that has worsened the very difficult financial situation that is now forcing Tri-Met to raise fares and slash bus routes.

Expert panel failed its duties with light rail funds study | The Columbian

Our live transit feed getting world wide attention

Greetings from TampaBay!

I love your blog postings.  What I am writing to you about is how are you doing the trimet live streaming feeds?  We are in need of feeds for our own dispatch/supervisor radio transmissions from our employer HART.  I was wondering what your set up was.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for any assistance you could give me.

WHAT'S THE MATTER TRIMET? CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?

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