Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Portland borrowing even more for empty streetcar line

(Jack Bog's Blog)

More technical stuff from MAX FAQ's

Forward, neutral, reverse, off

Some decent dispatch calls


CHECK OUT WHAT RTA IS DOING TO PROTECT ITS DRIVERS


IF A SPACE SHUTTLE FALLS OUT OF SKY CALL US


More transit pornography by transit executives

AC Transit stuck with ex-manager's home - SFGate

Development myths drive streetcar

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/10-opinion/124416-development-myths-drive-streetcar

BUS DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

Note the reference to 'new' drivers having 50 peoples lives in their hands:

BOB FOSTER IS GREAT FOR TRIMET PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Bob Foster is a great guy but I sure wish he wouldn't cooperate with the same people trying to destroy his union. http://t.co/Od7Tsuao

The joy of riding Trimet public transit or 'seen and heard on trimet'

Again, no response from Claims Dept after Monday's incident. They're still avoiding responsibility. Call again tmrw.

TOP CHANGES TO CONTRACT! (at least what I can see anyway)

But I know that there are some people that actually work at Trimet that read this blog. Surprisingly most of my viewership has no relation to the union or Trimet.

This is something important to people working there:

I LIKE SHIRLY BLOCK (a lot)

This woman makes sense and is not afraid to speak her mind. This latest article by her also speaks for me!

First off I want to say to all of my readers:
Despite what you have heard, I’m not a
waving maniac who hates managers or anyone
in control. I would like to say: I love my job.
Well, that’s a little white lie. I used to love my
job when I had managers who showed they
care a little about the peeks (us).

ATU 757 FINALLY GETS ITS NEWSPAPER ON LINE!

No more scanning articles to post! Hurrah!
CLICK HERE!

REDDIT DISCUSSION ABOUT TRIMET

HERE!

MORE TRIMET BULLSHIT

Neil Mcfarlane
TriMet believes there is a great benefit to having all employees on the same healthcare plan and contributing the
same amount toward coverage. The same plan means management and labor’s interests are aligned. TriMet also
believes this is fair considering that the average wage of TriMet’s non‐union employees, including wages of
executives, is only about $10,000 a year more than the average of union employees, and that union employees
disproportionately utilize healthcare benefits.


These fools that call themselves managers don't see the difference between a WHITE COLLAR job and a BLUE COLLAR job. One job is inside basically 9-5 with weekends off the other job is OUTSIDE, dealing with the public all hours of the day and night.

WHILE MCFARLANE SUBJECTS UNION WORKERS TO MCARTHYISM

Nobody says a word about the outrageous pension of former GM FRED HANSEN and his partner in thievery BRIAN PLAYFAIR

ATU WILL PUBLISH LETTERS AT TRIMET GARAGES

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM, ATU Activists <atuactivists@atu757.org> wrote:
Greetings! 

In the past, a number of people have complained that they want to respond to McFarland’s company-wide communications and share their response with their co-workers but that they have no way to do so. Now there is a way. You can simply read McFarland’s statement below and email back your response. We will compile these comments, without any identifying the authors and post the comments on workplace bulletin boards.  The Union wants to stay on the moral high ground so please keep it respectful (hard to be respectful to people who have no respect for us) and heartfelt. Thank you!

ANOTHER WAY TO SAVE HUGE MONEY

From Trimet's website:

About 87% of our workforce belongs to the ATU. 
There would be no transit at all without union members who do the actual work

That means that there is 13% fat being paid at Trimet for doing nothing in relation to providing transit services to the region.

That 13% should be eliminated completely  

WHY WE FIGHT THE RUTHLESS SONS OF BITCHES THAT RUN TRIMESS

b. For those retired employees who left the service of the District
prior to February 1, 1992, the District shall pay the full cost of
providing these retirees and their dependents with medical, hospital,
prescription drug, vision optical benefits and dental (retiree and
spouse only), not including orthodonture available under the health
and welfare plan in place at that time.

c. All Eemployees who retired on or after February 1, 1992 through
November 30, 2012 and those active employees who have met the
qualifications for full retirement under Article X, Section 1, Par.
2(a) prior to the first day of the month following ratification by
both parties or following contract award pursuant to interest
arbitration [substitute date certain once known] shall receive the
same health and welfare benefits available to active employees, not
including orthodonture or dental coverage for dependents other than
the employee's spouse.


The assholes that run this stinking hell hole want to degrade the health coverage of every single employee who has retired from Febuary 1992-November 30 2012.

What does that mean? That means that every single retired employee will now end up paying 6% of the premium charge  every month plus any deductibles.

Mcfarlane (the lying thief) made such a big deal out of Clackamas Counties 'promise' to  pay for that useless rail to Milwaukie. Funny how easily he breaks promises to his own employees.

Retirees have no way to produce extra income to pay for these extra expenses. ALL RETIREES SHOULD BE EXEMPT from his bullshit. Let us die in peace for Christs Sakes!

Steetcar riders pay the fare

My theory is because the fare is fair-$1 so people gladly pay it.
Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - Streetcar fare cheats take a hike