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Saturday, October 6, 2012

SUPERVISORY REPORTS


ANYBODY THAT SIGNS ANY AGREEMENT ALLOWING TRIMESS TO GARNISH YOUR WAGES IS AN IDIOT

The only way Mcfarlane and his henchmen can collect any of his "true up" is if employees/retirees sign the form to let them do it!
DON'T SIGN THE FORMS, LET HIM HUFF AND PUFF AND THROW HIS THREATS AROUND.

NO MONEY PROBLEMS AT TRIMET-DESPITE THE PROPAGANDA

 Administrative Specialist-MTP Non-Union Regular Full-Time $3,536.25 - $5,036.50 Monthly 10/15/12
Bus Operator (Part-Time) #12-00059 Union MRO $14.73 - $26.76 Hourly Continuous
Communications Coordinator Non-Union Regular Full-Time $4,223.25 - $6,015.00 Monthly 10/19/12
Cost Estimator Non-Union Regular Full-Time $22.31 - $31.77 Hourly Continuous
Field Outreach & Community Relations Rep... Non-Union Regular Part-Time $2,238.00 - $3,187.42 Monthly 10/12/12
Finance and Administration, Executive Di... Non-Union Regular Full-Time Not Displayed Continuous
Payroll Clerk Union Full-Time $21.16 - $28.21 Hourly Continuous
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The priorities at Trimet are everything but providing service.
This company is sick, very sick.

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
there are few things in life I hate more than trimet

Trimet – The Cure for the Common 12

Portland Transit Lane

From Max Faq's


This report on the stabbing features Bruce Hansen

video

Trimet comic strip

http://newlevant.tumblr.com/post/33028638170/part-1-of-a-foldy-comic-i-made-last-year-newly

TRIMET'S EXPRESS LINE

When I read TriMet's "Express Line" I always feel like I need to evacuate the smoke they just blew up my ass.

Stabbed TriMet bus driver thanks Oregon City riders: 'We had each other's backs'

OregonLive.com

Google Transit Hangout SUNDAY 10/7


Friday, October 5, 2012

Charges increased on Oregon City bus attack suspect

kgw.com Portland

Mcdouchbag


This article from UK hits home

When it comes to rank unreasonableness, he's not alone. In recent years, we've had a model refused entry for being too tall, pensioners wrongly ordered off and a nine-year-old and a 14-year-old ejected for being a few pence short. In separate incidents, two mums were kicked off: one, who was heavily pregnant, for being accompanied by a noisy child, the other for breastfeeding. Most awfully, a 22-year-old law student was beaten and raped in Nottingham after finding herself 20p short of the full fare and attempting to walk home at night. Is this some sort of epidemic? And how come so many of these cases feature some of society's most vulnerable?

Kicked off the bus, for what? | Jane Fae | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

25 year veteran bus driver charged with vehicular homicide

STORY HERE

Theoretical Musing on the Supersoldier Gillig Phantoms

With the new 3000 buses coming into service gradually, there's already been talk that within a day's worth of service, the new buses are already breaking down or glitching up. It's causing me to think back on the 1400 series and realize that it's a miracle that they're still alive.

I did some guesstimating today to see just how productive they are. These aren't hard truths but they're something to mull over, for sure.

Let's start off with the basics. The 1400 Gillig Phantoms have been active for 22 years, since 1990. They're still pretty commonplace today, primarily on lines 1, 22, 23, 25 and 94 for most blatant example. Their junior forms, the 30-foot 1600 series, are 21 years old, being active since 1991. They're used on several lines that require smaller buses, primarily in the eastside. You can see them on lines 28, 29, 34, 80 and 81, and on the west side, lines 39 and 51. These buses have three or four years on me age-wise, which in and of itself is impressive.

Now add to that the fact that these buses run at least five days out of the week, sometimes seven. They definitely worked seven days a week for most of their 22 years. With a bit of math and give-and-take, these buses have worked approximately 7,500 days of its lifetime, or around 95% of its total days. These buses work just as hard as the average person does, only they don't get days or holidays off, which is pretty crazy.

Crazier than that, these buses have been active throughout the entire day for the most part, albeit less so recently for the 1400s. Still, you'd be hard pressed to miss them. They were definitely running all day, ever day, when they were the newest buses off of the market, and for most of their lifetime it was probably the same case. I'll give it the average of 10 hours a day factoring in give-or-take. With that total in mind, we have 75,000 hours of their life working. Have you ever done 75,000 hours of anything? 75,000 hours, or 27 million seconds, or 4.5 million minutes? That's a staggering amount of time to be doing anything, much less working that entire time. I dunno, maybe I'm just an inexperienced kid who hasn't even been alive 75,000 hours.

And if we're talking lifetime miles, it gets even better. Let's say on an average day, a bus drives around 60 miles. Much more when they originally came out, considerably less nowadays since they're mostly restricted to rush hour lines and local infrequent routes. 60 miles a day is 450,000 lifetime miles for these buses. That, if you ask me, is insane.

I'll definitely leave this disclaimer: THIS IS NOT EXACT MATH. This is primarily guesstimating with some give and take thrown in to give this theoretical example. But this theoretical example is probably very close to the truth. I know nowadays it's not fun to ride a 1400. They have no AC, the benches are like sitting on rocks, they're bumpy, noisy and unstable. The fact that most of these buses have survived all of this work and the hardships of being a bus is just incredible to me, and the fact that they still work baffles me. I think that despite it all, we have to give the 1990/91 Gillig Phantoms some credit and respect for all of their hard work.

TRIMET='WE HAVE NO MONEY FOR SERVICE OR HEALTH CARE'

But we are loaded in dough to send our cute little executives like BIBIANA over to Francais for a nice little vacation after she makes a nice little speech about how great TRIMET IS
http://www.openworldforum.org/en/Schedule

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mcfarlane to 'TRUE UP" driver for unused fuel burnt up and any costs not covered by insurance


Head honcho Mcfarlane has announced that the operator involved in this burnt up vehicle will be billed for the unused fuel that was lost and be responsible for any costs that insurance does not cover.
"True up" will now be used in all accidents that occur in Trimet vehicles and all operators driving the vehicles at time of crash will be responsible to 'TRUE UP' all damages.
"Refusal to true up when you have an accident will lead to disciplinary procedures" says Mcfarlane 
(the post is a joke but I wouldn't put it past him)

Suspect in TriMet bus stabbing appears in -

One News Page [US] VIDEO

Assorted Trimet dispatch calls&other stuff

Driver's don't know how to park
Not doing day passes correctly
Bus hits car-goes back to scene
Bus scrapes car
Confusion
Supervisors have long discussion about bus trade
Operator taken to hospital
Sign blows off
Lost riders request supervisor
Driver is not listening to dispatcher
Driver is running HOT
Supervisor reports on bus vs pole
Dispatch asks driver to check out dutch brothers
Driver hits car with bike rack
Quotes from the Street car advisory meeting

MAX breakdown calls


Police identify TriMet passengers who were injured subduing assailant in Oregon City

OregonLive.com

I REMEMBER THIS DRIVER-SHE LEFT BECAUSE TRIMET WOULDNT GIVE HER A LEAVE OF ABSCENCE

TriMet unveils the first of a fleet of new buses | Local & Regional | KATU.com

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
I despise you, your new fare system and your shoddy ticket machines that you insist we use.

TRIMET CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT FROM THIS LIST

APTA - American Public Transportation Association : Top Public Transportation Leaders Honored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

TRIMET LIFT DRIVERS 'WE WANT A UNION'

It’s not every day workers get to swarm their manager’s office to demand union recognition. But that’s what a group of TriMet Lift workers did Oct. 3, accompanied by a state senator, the Oregon AFL-CIO president, and the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.
The employer is First Transit — a division of the giant UK-based multinational First Group. Under contracts with TriMet, First Transit runs TriMet Lift, a transit service for seniors and the disabled, from three Portland-area locations. At two of the locations, workers are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, but at the SE 92nd and Powell yard, they’re nonunion. Up to now, anyway.
Workers weren’t surprised when First Transit operations manager Linda Ciavara, caught off guard, wouldn’t say whether the company will voluntarily recognize their choice to unionize. So the next morning, union supporters filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board. The federal agency strives to schedule an election within 42 days to determine if workers really want a union. [The fact that 112 of the 166 workers might have signed union authorization cards isn’t enough to demonstrate their choice to join a union under U.S. labor law; the employer first gets a chance to hire union avoidance consultants and go at workers at mandatory meetings.

At TriMet Lift, contracted bus drivers say they want a union | nwLaborPress

Trimet lift bus burns up

http://instagram.com/p/QYP4sfSa0G/

crazy trimet rumor mill

I chat with Leonard during his break
It appears that the rumor spreading around was that Leonard had died! Typical Trimet rumor mill!

ALAN EISENBERG

Alan Eisenberg has a message for Mcfarlane

Lane Jenson forms his own website

There has been much speculation that somehow I was responsbile for the content of Lane's movie productions.
I have never told Lane what to do and everything that he has produced is factual so I had no problem posting them to my blog.
But now Lane has his own blog and his material is posted there.
Relevant info will be cross posted to this blog.
Tri-Met – Rose Quarter TC Car Crash | Portland Transit Lane

Occupy Trimet: Save Public Transit

http://www.portlandoccupier.org/2012/04/05/occupy-trimet-save-public-transit/

Suspect in TriMet bus stabbing appears in court

KOIN

Trimess new buses a FLOP!

Remember this?

TriMet rolls out new state-of-the-art buses in Portland on Thursday

Well GUESS WHAT?

The first bus broke down at 8:45am

Only 1 of five is still running at noon!

Will they finnish the day?

 What a joke!

MCFARLANE-"TRUE UP" MY ASS YOU PIECE OF SHIT

 (sometimes using curse words are the only way to adequately express myself, this man deserves no respect)
Mcfarlane, you are one of the most despicable characters in the history of Public servants. You lie, you distort, you cheat, in a just world you would be serving jail time right now for the damage you have inflicted on people. But this is the America we live in now, a place where criminals like Mcfarlane are given  free reign.

Mcfarlane says unless everyone complies with his BULLSHIT "TRUE UP" nonsense there will be HELL TO PAY.

PIECE OF SHIT MCFARLANE USING THREATS AGAIN

Keep on working your RDO and cooperating with bus trades you dumbass bus drivers. Let Mcfarlane strip away each and every one your benefits, all you need is the cash right?
The same law that Mcfarlane quotes that says he can withhold benefits also says employees have the right to strike. WHY ARE TRIMET EMPLOYEES NOT USING THAT?

IN TRANSIT DISTRICTS WITHOUT SUPER SECRET MANAGEMENT VIDEO IS RELEASED IMMEDIATELY

Bus Driver Assault October 1, 2012 - YouTube
(but not at Trimet, the one district that works so hard to keep the public in the dark)

On the scene ot the bus stabbing


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Transit beer conference

Transit bloggers (unseen: J Mchuff, A Hall, C Smith, M Campos)

Arbitration fails

The Union and TriMet met with the State Mediator today to see if they could settle the unfair labor practices related to Arbitrator Gaba’s interest arbitration decision on the TriMet contract.

The mediation was unsuccessful.

Bruce

Bruce Hansen
President – Business Representative

TriMet bus driver to dispatcher: 'I've been stabbed!' (audio, video)

OregonLive.com

TRIMET ROLLING IN DOUGH FOR ITS BOONDOGGLE MLR

Thanks to DeeAnn Sandberg and for organizing today's @ITE_Oregon Portland-Milwaukie Bridge Tour and Lunch!

LEONARD JAMES


TRIMET OPERATOR LEONARD JAMES GETS STABBED-THE DISPATCH CALL


Transit groupie "john" appears in this KGW report

John rode with me for about a year and a half back when I used to drive at Center Street. After I left center st he started riding with Leonard. Its surprising to see him in this news report, and boy has he grown up. It has been over 10 years since I've seen him

kgw.com | Portland Breaking News Video - KGW.com

DRIVING AT TRIMET IS A JOB WITH DIMINISHING RETURNS

And now we have a long time driver in the hospital with life threatening injuries. 
This is what comes when you have a management that speaks so negatively about its employees publicly.
Constantly repeating over and over how great a bus drivers life is  with the aid of the bought and paid for media creates negativity in the public's mind as setting the scenario for things like the Leonard James incident. I knew it was a matter of time before a driver would be severely hurt.

Now i have received reports how the low life ASSHOLE Mcfarlane, who has shown us over and over he cares nothing about the welfare of his employees and is willing to bend and break laws in order to show "who is boss', that he is going to violate the terms again and deny COLA's  and other benefits to union employees.

Personally I have always said giving away our right to strike was one of the largest failures during the reign Of Jon Hunt

It's important to show Mcfarlane and the public who it is that actually runs this transit system.
Shut down Trimet for a week or two and see how things pan out.

It couldn't be any worse than it already is for unionized employees.

There is absolutely no reason to work at Trimet except the hope you will get above average wages.
Of course your life is on the line so you can get a little more money.

Only an ignorant person would go for that. There are plenty of ignorant people around however.

Pumping up TRIMESS propaganda

TriMet rolls out new state-of-the-art buses in Portland on Thursday | OregonLive.com

REMINDER: Transit Meetup this evening

Transit Meetup in Portland (Oregon) – Day, Time and Place!

Sizzle Pie Pizza
624 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214

6:45 PM

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Attack on the Line 33

**UPDATE 12:16AM** 
KATU now has an article out about it: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Multiple-people-injured-after-man-attacks-bus-driver-with-a-knife-172414861.html

**UPDATE 12:04AM**
Police: Man attacked a TriMet bus driver with a knife. Suspect restrained by passengers. 4 people total to hospital. Conditions unknown.

**UPDATE 12:00AM**
 Driver of the 33 bus involved in the stabbling is a 53 year old male with stab wounds in the abdomen. He was transported to OHSU

The TriMet scanner twitter feed says it all:

Beginning around 11pm (10/2/12)



woman attacked by man on 33 bus, other riders intervene and hold the man down and and beat the crap out of man

now man has been stabbed

Leonard was assaulted

 Line 33 is at Molalla and Clairmont in Oregon City. 4 injured, stab wounds. Classified RED on the triage scale 

 Leonard was stabbed

 4 patients (53, 49, 21) stabbed by a 19 year old male. 53 and 49 year old males went to OHSU, 21 year old Male to Emmanuel

 19 year old male is the stabber and being delirious, transported to Willamette Falls

The operator, Leonard, was either the 53 or 49 year old male who went to OHSU 

Four people have been transported from the Oregon City incident on Molalla Ave. 3 taken to trauma center. Sunrise crew working on the story.



More to come as soon as the information is available...






Professional Trimet sign


Somebody's watching me!


Trimet breaks it's PROMISE




What's wrong with this picture?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Light rail has been so gosh darn dependable lately

Due to a tree limb that fell on the MAX Blue and Red line tracks in Old Town earlier this evening, a portion of the overhead power wire system was damaged and repairs are expected late into the the evening. MAX Blue and Red line service is disrupted and shuttle buses are providing alternative service between SW 3rd & Morrison and the Rose Quarter. Expect delays through the end of service.

SOMETHING POSITIVE

TriMet to pilot GlobeSherpa’s Mobile Ticketing System | TriMet Media

Trimet employees, management is coming after you AGAIN

Audit: TriMet Sliding Into Debt, Liability Growing $1.5M A Week » News » OPB

TriMet to demand up to $7,080 for past health insurance premiums | nwLaborPress

Click Here

DRIVER THREATENS LANE AGAIN


This driver came up to me and started this. He is speaking to his manager TODAY (10/1)

Operator Jeff Asch on dispatch


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Poor pedestrian facilities heading to/from Ruby Jct

NW 11 Mile Ave/SE 199th Ave in Gresham

Even though it's the street between a major TriMet operations facility and the nearby MAX station, one which operators, employees and others walk down daily, it does not have the "world-class" pedestrian facilities that some here seem to think it would have given the rail nature of those places.

(I'm told that the street is like this because sidewalks were not required when Ruby Jct was built; a recent TriMet expansion fronting one portion of the street did include a sidewalk.)

Google Street View and, below, some still images:

Someone loves TriMet.

I too would love TriMet if they gave me a six-figure job, a company vehicle with air conditioning so I didn't have to ride the bus, kick ass benefits like lots of vacation days, an office with a window, and I get to play SimCity all day long and do nothing but plan light rail lines.

Streetcar, Dash 9, PA-1


No money for buses...plenty of money for pickup trucks and SUVs

Brand new Chevrolet Colorado heads up this line of nice TriMet fleet vehicles in a rented TriMet office building.

LARRY HANLEY LIVE ON NOW

Media Center - Amalgamated Transit Union

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
"Trimet needs to be shot in the mouth with a shotgun"

Trimet bus driver thinks he can VERIFY HC cards

Trimet training department FAIL! #TRIMESS (I'm sure this guy is just one hell of a bus driver, right)

Alan Eisenberg editorial


Various Trimet reports/news

Quotes from the Street car advisory meeting
How long till the next streetcar?
Public pensions keep melting down
Viewership last 7 days
Girl falls out of party bus in downtown Portland
Riders find car owners
CUP HOLDER FALLS OFF
DRIVER IS LOST
THAT'S MY BIKE!
Rider sends video complaint to Trimet
The 'color' run?
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trimet dispatch control-Sept 27

Available for a limited time HERE!

Driver in trouble


Bus driver puts foot in mouth


POINT OF INFORMATION

I'm virtually positive this issue was different than one a person here experienced.  Note the time (1 PM) among the other details.  And according to a later article it was "one of the older streetcars (that) broke down on Saturday".

SUPERVISORY REPORTS


FREAKING HILLARIOUS

This banner has been seen on the Trinet website. Given our managements actions this is absolutely abusrd!


TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DESTROYING PORTLAND'S ALPHABET NEIGHBORHOOD


BRUCE HANSEN-"WE MAY LOSE THE MEDIA BATTLE BUT WE'LL WIN THE LEGAL WAR"

I got the call at 5:42 this evening, and [Rose] left me the message, and then he called me again at like 8:50,” the union president said. “I’ve had this conversation with him before – if it’s something he needs to get out quickly, to text me, and I can break away.”
Hansen said he doesn’t think the union will ultimately pay a price for unfriendly media coverage about its legal dispute with TriMet over past benefits. The transit agency is attempting to retroactively charge its workers and retirees for medical costs their previous insurance plan would have covered.
Hansen says TriMet’s actions are illegal, and workers will win in court.
“When the truth is all said and done, I don’t think it’s going to hurt,” Hansen said of Friday’s story. “They’re going to be found unlawfully implementing their decisions again. … We’re going to be right in the end.”

Full article by Michael Anderson is HERE!

Friday, September 28, 2012

ATU International president Larry Hanley broadcasting this Sunday

Media Center - Amalgamated Transit Union

Trimet Special Report

Transfer Trouble-report by Lane Jensen

THE MEDIA LOVES TRIMET LEAD BY THE UNION BUSTER JOE ROSE!

The media is the hounds, the union employees are the meat, and Mcfarlane (and his henchmen) are the guy with the whip

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TIME TO PLAY THE TRIBUTE TO NEIL MCDICKHEAD


The joys of operating a lift bus


Alex Hawk at the Trimet board meeting

He was the only interesting speaker at the board meeting.

Capital projects king Blocher is changing his image

He started growing a beard for the more 'distinguished' look

Let's play NAME THAT BUREAUCRAT!

See how many you can name sitting behind Mcfarlane!

MAX emergency call box out of order!

Click here!

SINCE TRIMET WON'T ANSWER ME ON TWITTER

HERE is what a direct access report is


CLASSIC TWEETS


WHY WON'T TRIMET ANSWER ME?

Is this some kind of secret or something?

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

TRIMET HOLDS GUN TO EMPLOYEES HEAD
I cannot find one example, anywhere, of an employer, public or private, forcing its employees to pay back on health care for benefits already received.

Another first for the leader in ethical misconduct-TRIMET

Clackamas County light-rail vote realigns our political conversation

This transformation has the effect of pushing the visceral yet distant social divisions off the front pages (mailings from a certain candidate for state labor commissioner notwithstanding). Oregon's infrastructure problems and Portland's decision not to pave roads are well-known by now. The priority of Portland's new eastside streetcar, supported in part by slashed TriMet bus routes, has done as much to fuel the Milwaukie light-rail debate as Third Century Solutions' cash. It also rivals in silliness Ohio's proposed 47-mile bridge across Lake Erie in the 1970s. EDITORIAL HERE!

The profit motive has no place in public transit

The profit motive has no place in public transit: By Paul McLennan For many years now, there has been discussion at the state Legislature about privatizing MARTA. In recent weeks, it has intensified. In fact, Mike Jacobs, the chair of the MARTA ...

STREETCAR PASSES HAVE NO SECURITY

Which one is real?


Street Luger Kicked Off the Bus

YouTube

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Like this dispatcher

When he first came on the air I thought he was never gonna make it. This guy really shows a human side somehow

@MayorSamAdams leads the way

Keep Portland Weird

Trimet dispatch control Sept 26

Available HERE for a limited time.

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

What??


THE CASE OF DR JEFF GUARDALABENE

Long time writer, enthusiast, blogger, tweeter,  performer and professional transit rider Dr Jeff was cited for not having his bus pass with him today. This is the first time he has forgotten his pass since he has been riding Trimet. Unfortunately this was the day he ran into a fare inspector, who decided to give him a citation.

Caveat transfer

The all-day transfer that you buy on a bus is now literally “all day” – which on the new transfers is 2:30am. But take another look at the bottom bullet:


In other words, if your bus driver tears the entire transfer off of the book instead of using the cutter to tear it at 2:30, it indicates to a fare inspector that you may have stolen that transfer.
And here’s the catch. There are over a thousand bus operators at TriMet right now. Trying to get all of them to do something the same way is akin to herding cats

READ THE WHOLE EDITORIAL BY MAX FAQ's HERE!

TRIMET WORKER (police?)ATTACKED BY SYRINGE!

WCSO adv Trimet unit just got stuck with a needle on a suspect, requesting medical

Best Bumper Sticker

While shopping at Uwajimaya in Beaverton today,I spotted this gem.

Next Full Time Work Sign-up


TRIMET LOVES UPDATING ITS RIDERS


Auditor speaks on Trimet's questionable accounting practices


TRIMET HENCHMAN RANDY STEADMAN

Another look at the arbitrators ruling

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: Trimet final offer "illegal"

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR SAYS 'TRIMET CAN BE SUED'

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR CALLS OUT YET ANOTHER LIE BY TRIMET

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR LEVELS SCATHING ATTACK AGAINST TRIMET MANAGEMENT

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR ACTUALLY CALLS OUT TRIMET LIES

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: TRIMET WINS THE ARBITRATION!-updated

Mcfarlane hands his crony $150k

This is definitely coming out of the general fund. It's a 'study' which means some guy working at CH2MHill  for probably 30k a year puts about 2 weeks worth of work into producing a nice paper using his computer to conduct most of the research. Funny how they always are able to come up with money for the stuff they want. Nice little piece of change for Mcfarlanes crony from the city club


Interesting interview with mayoral candidates Smith and Hales on transportation

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » The mayoral candidates weigh in on transportation funding

EVEN DR JEFF GETS HANDED THE TRIMET TREATMENT!

This is heresy! Heads should roll over this!

There is no possibility of me winning against Mcfarlane

"Plaintiffs claim is literally 2 sentences"
All you have to do is read this document from Trimet legal to see that I have no chance to win this suit against Mcfarlane. I never actually thought I would to be honest. I think I have a good case but without me plowing in thousands of my own dollars and getting a decent attorney its not going anywhere. If I had been smarter I would have realized that my small claim should not have exceeded $700 then I would have been able to drag Mcfarlane into small claims. Alas, hindsight is always 20/20 and I've already spent $200 on this I have no intention of spending any more. We have a union that hopefully is handling this for us. (See the last document) So far we seem to be on the losing side, even though some of the court rulings favor employees. I will go to this hearing, and I will ask for union assistance, but that is as far as I am willing to go with this.

WHY IS TRINET BLANK?

You'd think that with Mcfarlanes upcoming attempt to collect on past health insurance there would be some mention of it on Trinet? Not a thing there. The question is--WHY?


Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TRIMET GOOD GUYS

Notice the ATU red solidarity  bracelet on his left hand.

Trimet blog here

Mcfarlane turns to economic terrorism-where is the press?

I follow bus news from around the world and TRIMET has achieved another first to my knowledge.
I have never heard a story from any transit district anywhere in the world that ordered their employees to pay them back for health care they have already received.

Trimet Turbo Tuesday

Another PTL production!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TRIMET DISPATCH CONTROL-SEPT 25

Download/listen HERE , file is available on a temporary basis

Portland's world famous light rail could be OUT OF SERVICE

Special Report: Would Portland’s bridges survive an earthquake? - Koinlocal6.com

Rail operator thinks Trimet equipment is 'junk'


PORTLAND STREETCAR ACTION!

 It breaks down!
Oregon Rail Heritage Center grand opening
Portland Streetcar loop opening speeches
Portland Streetcar loop ribbon cutting, first ride

TODAYS BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS MEETING

Here if you can stomach it

FUCK YOU MCFARLANE

JUST FUCK YOU!

HOW MUCH ABUSE WILL THEY TAKE?

Mcfarlane actually sending out these letters AFTER ARBITRATOR GABBA WARNED HIM shows the kind of arrogance this man has towards his employees.

How can union employees show up to work and possibly care about anything?

HOW MUCH ABUSE WILL UNION EMPLOYEES TAKE?

ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD SIGN THIS


TERRORISM AT TRIMET

CLICK HERE TO SEE MCFARLANE TERRORIZE HIS EMPLOYEES