Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

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