Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, November 30, 2012

BRUCE WARNER SAYS 'ITS ALL THE UNIONS FAULT'


MCFARLAND HACK WARNER SAYS 'ITS ALL THE UNIONS FAULT' from al m on Vimeo.

Mcfarlane, always the bully, always takes the low road

Our beloved GM (actually the most hated) Neil Mcfarlane is of such a viscous character that if he doesn't get his way, and get it NOW, he uses threats and steals our money in retaliation.

We knew he was planning to send out letters saying his employees 'owed him money' He never sent them out. My theory is that if he did that he would finally create solidarity among employees! He in one swoop he would actually awaken the slumbering Trimet employees who keep on working as if nothing is happening. Most of them don't have the slightest idea as to what is going on behind their work lives.

And now he takes out his anger on his employees and does severe damage to his retirees by announcing there will be increases in medical costs and no cost of living increases for active employees because he has no agreement with the union.

HE ALWAYS TAKES THE LOW ROAD. Imagine if he took the high road and instead of forcing these increases down our throats he made an announcement like "we don't have an agreement with your union right now but in the spirit of cooperation I will not be forcing any of the insurance increases down our employees throats, even though I have the right to do that". But that is not his style. His style is take the low road, punish all the poor people that have nothing to do with the negotiations between union executives and Trimet executives. Mcfarlane has stolen 20% of my retirement, just because he can. There is nothing lower in the human spirit than that. If I wasn't such a lazy retiree I would have gotten up in the morning and told him what I thought of him at the board meeting. We'll see what happens over the next month. There is always another board meeting

Trimet decisively losing in the court of public opinion

From the Joe Rose POLL!

The Joy of Trimet mass Transit


HERE IT IS! US VS 'THEM'

Trimet pay and benefits vs other transit districts pay and benefits, It's a Trimet publication so we really CANNOT trust their figures without outside verification.
They are well known to manipulate facts and figures to their advantage. What they want according to this chart is for Trimet union personnel to take a 39% decrease in wages and benefits. Obviously that will not happen without resistance. At this time I am thinking "lets go back to arbitration again". In addition the only comparisons should be west coast cities, not places like Dallas and Salt Lake. They through those in there to lower the average!

BRUCE HANSEN SAYS 'WE WILL START NEGOTIATING NOW"

But Trimet is determined to control access and reporting to maintain the secrecy of their organization.
This is a significant battle between the union vs Trimet because it represents tyrannical government against its citizens. ATU 757 is taking the lead in ending government secrecy. They are to be congratulated in this effort. It has country wide effects. Trimet will battle tooth and nail to prevent 'transparency' and continue to lie that they support it.
ATU has outed Trimet hypocrisy!

Take the Joe Rose Poll about secrecy

Take the Joe Rose poll on Trimet's obsession with secrecy HERE!

NOT THIS AGAIN

These TYRANTS are such liars it's unbelievable that they can actually stay in power.

Listen to same old BS, that they have said over and over and over:

TriMet no longer can afford the escalating costs of Cadillac health care benefits for union employees and retirees. We are facing nearly $1 billion in unfunded OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) related to retiree health benefits that are the most generous in the nation. 

 The executives are scum and at this point I think the union should just wait for binding arbitration again. Screw you the  Trimet bullies trying to turn the public against the transit workers with your propaganda nonsense.
http://www.trimet.org/newcontract/

TRIMET UNION MEMBERS SAY YES TO FUND THE FIGHT!

I was originally against this assessment but after recent move by BRUCE HANSEN I am totally in favor of funding the union to fight the tyranny of these wretched Trimet executives!


ATU TriMet Active and Retired Members voted separately on whether they wanted to pay a special assessment dedicated to contract negotiations with TriMet management. Today, the ATU TriMet Executive Board and Extra Board liaison officers counted those ballots. The final tally shows that both groups voted overwhelmingly in favor of the assessment which will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.

BUS DRIVERS IN SINGAPORE STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS

China Expresses Concern as Singapore Charges Bus Drivers - Businessweek

Media coverage of TRIMET'S efforts to remain SECRET

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet, union clash before negotiations
TriMet, Union Can't Agree Whether Contract Negotiations Are Public Meetings

STEADMAN WANTS SUMMARY JUDGEMENT

Randy Stedman, ,executive director of lanor relations for TriMet, said he hoped the agency and the union could formally request a declaratory judgement from the court next week. TriMet and the union must first agree on a stipulate set of facts to be submitted to the court before that can happen, Stedman says. 

Here is what I suggest-ASK FOR A JURY TRIAL jury trials are open to the PUBLIC!

JUST LIKE MCFARLANE DID TO ME WHEN I SUED HIM.

HEY MCFARLANE-HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE F-KED WITH JUST LIKE YOU DO TO EVERYBODY ELSE? 

BRUCE HANSEN PREVAILS IN ROUND 1


Trimet's addiction to paranoia and secrecy is heading to the Labor relations board for review. One thing we the pubic know for sure is that the SUPER SECRET PHONY "we believe in transparency" mantra is nothing but a hoax. What would be the explanation for Trimet trying so hard to keep the public out of the union negotiations. No citizens, Trimet is our enemy, trying to suck the life out of its employees and riders . The system is in shambles, the riders are tired of being subjected to the fare gestapo and the employees are tired of being mistreated and abused. Govenor Kitahaber where are you. You were elected by the unions, yet you are a Judas to their cause
Union and TriMet Agree to Seek Legal Ruling
The transit workers’ union announced this morning that TriMet management has accepted the union’s proposal to submit their legal dispute about whether negotiations are to be public to a neutral third party.
“We look forward to quickly resolving this issue and moving forward with negotiations,” says Bruce Hansen, union president. “Once that occurs, negotiations can begin.”