We have the usual dishonesty being put forth by the Trimet people, attempting to link the union to the failed hours of service policy. The union has no responsibility for assigning work shifts. That falls strictly to the Trimet management.(Bruce Hansens comments regarding this story are here )The fact that Trimet management has chosen to abuse the hours of service policy is not the responsibility of the union, it falls squarely on the managements shoulders. The hours of service policy establishes the parameters which Trimet management must work under. It does not imply that the management must take full advantage of this policy. Management is free to hire the appropriate staffing but chooses to hire executives rather than drivers.
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