Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, August 17, 2012

Today's seen and heard on Trimess


TRIMET OPERATOR SUFFERS EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN

Think this job is easy? Think again!

Jason rides with Herb


Everybody loves riding the MAX


Trimet bus shelters serve many purposes


Caterpiller busts the union

Just like Trimet, workers are too scared to stand up for anything anymore, China wages and working conditions here we come! This at a time when Caterpillar is making record profits!
Caterpillar argued that wages for the higher-paid workers exceeded market levels.
The deal the workers ratified contained far-reaching concessions, including the wage freeze, a pension freeze for the more senior two-thirds of the workers and a steep increase in what the workers pay toward their health care insurance. It also called for a $3,100 ratification bonus, which union officials said Caterpillar agreed on Thursday to increase from $1,000. 

Joe Rose

A reader tweeted Hard Drive this week, upset about the wording of TriMet’s online reminder to riders to upgrade unused one-zone and two-zone tickets before the Sept. 1 fare increases.

ATU 757 MEMBER UPDATES


BOY DO I REMEMBER WORKING IN THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AT TRIMET

And I'm glad I NEVER HAVE TO FACE THIS ABUSE AGAIN!
This is a replay of one of my entire days at Trimet during the record heat wave, back when we had excellent managers. Back then we all went out of our way to make sure things rolled.

Okay, so this IS a giant video game comic but it just rings so true it's crazy, especially in times like these.


ROLL EASY BLOG

Dan Christensen

The true story of Trimet-Presented by the PDX Transit Equity Coalition



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Get those wallets out – here comes the BusBag®

Dr Jeff